8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Boston

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Puu Poa Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Koke`e State Park. There's lots more to do: cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei trip builder site .

Boston to Hanalei is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Boston to Hanalei. When traveling from Boston in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Hanalei: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Puu Poa Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park, Koke`e State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Koke`e State Park ©
Koke`e State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

2
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Makawehi Bluff, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then hike along Kauai Path.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. October in Poipu sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kauai Path
Highlights from your plan
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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