9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  15​h
1
Hanalei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Hanalei Bay and Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tunnels Beach and Ke'e Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanalei: Kapaa (Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Sleeping Giant Trail, & more). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge and cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei online trip itinerary planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in May, you will find days in Hanalei are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kapaa, Kauai, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), Ke'e Beach
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Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) ©
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels 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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Makawehi Bluff and Shipwreck Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Salt Pond Beach Park and Poipu Beach Park. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukui'ula Harbor Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Raphael Church.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Poipu planner .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea, Koloa, Salt Pond Beach Park, Kalapaki Beach
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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