8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  9​h
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Portland

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Hanakapiai Falls. Get outdoors at Hanalei Bay and Anini Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Tunnels Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

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Portland to Hanalei is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Hanalei: highs are around 82°F and lows about 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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. Explore hidden gems such as Salt Pond Beach Park and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Visit Polihale State Park and Shipwreck Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha) and Ninini Point Lighthouse (in Lihue). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach, kick back and relax at Kukui'ula Harbor Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Raphael Church.

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You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Koloa, Scuba & Snorkeling, Salt Pond Beach Park, Polihale State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

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