9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Fly
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Kapaa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Princeville
— 2 nights
Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

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Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kapaa: Poipu (Spouting Horn & Poipu Beach Park) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Eleele). And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond, and view the masterpieces at Tabora Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapaa planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Kapaa is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in December: high temperatures in Kapaa hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Princeville.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Princeville side-trips: Koke`e State Park (in Kekaha), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Princeville Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Princeville trip maker site.

You can drive from Kapaa to Princeville in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Princeville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

4.5
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.