8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanalei
— 4 nights
2
Poipu
— 3 nights

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Hanalei Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Tunnels Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kokee Natural History Museum (in Kekaha). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, trek along Kalalau Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip site.

Grand Rapids to Hanalei is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Grand Rapids in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hanalei, with highs around °F, while nights are warmer with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Ke'e Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kokee Natural History Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

3
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 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at National Tropical Botanical Garden, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, thenkick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and then stroll through Shipwreck Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Poipu tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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