8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  17 h
1
Waimea
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Newark

1
night
Waimea

Waimea ©
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Canyon Trail and then immerse yourself in nature at Polihale State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Pond Beach Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Waimea trip planner.

Newark to Waimea is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Waimea is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, expect Waimea to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Salt Pond Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Hanalei Valley Lookout. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ke'e Beach and Anini Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Bay, play a few rounds at Princeville Makai Golf Club, stroll through Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hanalei trip tool.

Getting from Waimea to Hanalei by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Princeville, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Ke'e Beach
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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)

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