9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip itinerary planner

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Poipu
— 4 nights
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Hanalei
— 4 nights
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Poipu

— 4 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea (Polihale State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more), Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate (in Kapaa). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, steep yourself in history at Old Kaloa Sugar Mill, and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Poipu day trip planning tool.

Dallas to Poipu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Poipu is minus 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in Poipu hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 76°F. You'll set off for Hanalei on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei

— 4 nights
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Secret Beach, Lumahai Beach and Hanakapiai Falls. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Hanalei Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei tour planning site.

You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In August in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.