9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Hanalei
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Albuquerque

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Photography Tours (in Kapaa). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Anini Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip planner .

Albuquerque to Hanalei is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Hanalei. When traveling from Albuquerque in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Hanalei: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Photography Tours, Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

3
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach, then contemplate the long history of Prince Kuhio Park, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip itinerary app .

Drive from Hanalei to Poipu in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Helicopter Tours
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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