9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  13​h
1
Kapaa
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Princeville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

4
nights
Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kapaa: Poipu (Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach Park, & more) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Eleele). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kapaa day trip planning tool .

Ottawa, Canada to Kapaa is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in December; daily highs in Kapaa reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Princeville.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lihue, Poipu, Kauai, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Photography Tours
Helicopter Tours

2
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. Explore Princeville's surroundings by going to Koke`e State Park (in Kekaha), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Princeville Botanical Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Princeville trip planner .

Drive from Kapaa to Princeville in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Princeville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanalei, Waimea Canyon State Park, Koke`e State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Princeville Botanical Gardens ©
Princeville Botanical Gardens
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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