8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Angelo
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Hanalei
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: San Angelo

1
night
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), then take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and finally kick back and relax at Hanalei Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei attractions tool .

San Angelo to Hanalei is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from San Angelo to Hanalei. Traveling from San Angelo in May, expect nights in Hanalei to be somewhat warmer, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), Waimea Canyon State Park
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Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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. Get outdoors at Baby Beach and Makawehi Bluff. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Tabora Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha) and Polihale State Park (in Waimea). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, stroll through Kalapaki Beach, admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planner .

You can drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Polihale State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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