8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Kapaa — 7 nights

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Shipwreck Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anini Beach and Secret Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei), Poipu (Baby Beach, Makawehi Bluff, &more) and Makauwahi Cave Reserve (in Kalaheo). There's lots more to do: trek along Kuilau Ridge Trail, admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, Head underground at Fern Grotto, and stroll through Sleeping Giant Trail.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapaa trip itinerary maker website.

Los Angeles to Kapaa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Kapaa hover around 78°F and lows are around 66°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.