9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Waimea
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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. For shopping fun, head to Coconut Marketplace or Poipu Shopping Village. Visit Poipu Beach Park and Hanalei Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Wailua Falls (in Lihue). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilohana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menehune Fishpond, admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Poipu travel website .

Brisbane, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Poipu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in January: high temperatures in Poipu hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lihue, Kapaa, Na Pali Coast State Park, Hanalei Beach, Menehune Fishpond
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Waimea

Waimea ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Puu Hinahina Lookout. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get great views at Puu Hinahina Lookout, admire the majestic nature at Polihale State Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Talk Story Bookstore, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Kalalau Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kalalau Lookout, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kauai Veteran's Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Pond Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Waimea day trip planner .

You can drive from Poipu to Waimea in an hour. In January in Waimea, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Kauai
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Kalalau Lookout ©
Kalalau Lookout

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