9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  15​h
1
Poipu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanalei
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Boston

4
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Lydgate State Park (in Wailua) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's much more to do: stroll around Poipu Beach Park, explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu day trip planning site .

Boston to Poipu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Boston to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in September, expect Poipu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step out of Hanalei to go to Waimea and see Waimea Canyon State Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Poipu to Hanalei by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, 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

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