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 30​min
1
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Princeville
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kalapaki Beach and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail. Get outdoors at Sleeping Giant Trail and Poipu Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Polihale State Park in Waimea (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Poipu trip itinerary site .

Los Angeles to Poipu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Poipu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 76°F in Poipu. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Princeville.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Sleeping Giant Trail, Polihale State Park
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Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

5
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. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Bay and Anini Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) and Tunnels Beach. Step out of Princeville with an excursion to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Princeville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Princeville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanalei, Kauai, Ke'e Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©

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