8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Princeville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Waimea
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. We've included these beaches for you: Ke'e Beach and Tunnels Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Queen's Bath and Kauai Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Princeville: Kapaa (Sleeping Giant Trail & Kayaking & Canoeing). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout, and stroll through Hanalei Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Princeville trip site .

San Francisco to Princeville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Princeville, with highs around 79°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Kapaa, Hanalei, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Ke'e Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls

3
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the views from Swinging Bridge, then trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, then kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, and finally stroll through Kalapaki Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail, and then kick back and relax at Polihale State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Waimea trip planner .

Traveling by car from Princeville to Waimea takes 1.5 hours. In December in Waimea, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Poipu, Kalapaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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