8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): trek along Canyon Trail and then stroll through Polihale State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Salt Pond Beach Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Newark to Waimea is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Waimea due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Waimea reach 86°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Salt Pond Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Bay and Ke'e Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) and Hanakapiai Falls. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, play a few rounds at Princeville Makai Golf Club, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Waimea to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Princeville, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hanalei Bay ©
Hanalei Bay
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach

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