9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Explore Hanalei's surroundings by going to Photography Tours (in Kapaa) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanalei day trip site .

Los Angeles to Hanalei is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hanalei due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Hanalei dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Photography Tours, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

4
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Lydgate State Park (in Wailua), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Wailua Falls (in Lihue). There's much more to do: stroll through Poipu Beach Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Poipu day trip app .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. August in Poipu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai, Lydgate State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, Kauai Coffee Company
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Helicopter Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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