9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

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9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Kilauea
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Kilauea

Kilauea ©
Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Get outdoors at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Kayaking & Canoeing. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. When in Kilauea, make a side trip to see Na Pali Coast State Park in Wainiha, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Anini Beach, stop by Kong Lung Trading, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and stroll through Hanalei Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kilauea trip maker app .

San Francisco to Kilauea is an approximately 8-hour combination of subway, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kilauea is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Kilauea hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Kilauea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Queen's Bath, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei 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. Step out of the city life by going to Poipu Beach Park and Waimea Canyon State Park. We've included these beaches for you: Shipwreck Beach and Kalapaki Beach. Go for a jaunt from Poipu to Waimea to see Polihale State Park about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kilohana, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, stop by Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts, and view the masterpieces at Tabora Gallery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kilauea to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Poipu are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts, Pohaku T's
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

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