9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Head to Hanalei Farmer’s Market and 7 Artists Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Hanalei Bay and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnels Beach, admire the natural beauty at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanalei travel route builder site .

Detroit to Hanalei is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Hanalei is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in September, with highs in Hanalei at 86°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Ke'e Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)
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Hanalei Bay ©
Hanalei Bay
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©

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 hidden gems such as Salt Pond Beach Park and Art House Hawaii. Visit Shipwreck Beach and Polihale State Park for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Talk Story Bookstore, steep yourself in history at Kilohana, sample the fine beverages at Koloa Rum Company, and trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Poipu driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Hanapepe, Art House Hawaii, Polihale State Park
Highlights from your plan
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

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