8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Oakland
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Hanalei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Poipu
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Oakland

3
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Hanalei Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Anini Beach. When in Hanalei, make a side trip to see Koke'e Mountains in Waimea, approximately Waimea away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei online attractions planner.

Oakland to Hanalei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oakland in September, with highs in Hanalei at 86°F and lows at 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Waimea, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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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

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. Get some cultural insight at Kalalau Lookout and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum, steep yourself in history at Menehune Fishpond, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planning website.

Getting from Hanalei to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Poipu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai, Polihale State Park
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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