10 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Hanalei
— 3 nights
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Waimea
— 6 nights
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Hanalei — 3 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate in Kapaa (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei road trip planner.

San Diego to Hanalei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Hanalei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in December; daily highs in Hanalei reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Waimea.
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Waimea — 6 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waimea: Kekaha (Kokee Natural History Museum & Koke`e State Park).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Waimea trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Hanalei to Waimea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Waimea sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to home.
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Kauai travel guide

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The Garden Isle
The northernmost of Hawaii's major islands, Kauai earned the nickname "Garden Island" because of its abundance of lush greenery and tropical plants, watered frequently with plentiful rainfall. Kauai's landscape continues to suffer from powerful erosion, resulting in natural attractions that include plunging canyons, tall mountain peaks, and the longest sandy coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. Offering a mild tropical climate and pristine wilderness areas largely unspoiled by mass tourism, Kauai is a great vacation destination for visitors eager to escape Hawaii's more crowded tourist resorts. For a genuine Kauai experience, join the locals for one of their famous traditional meat and vegetable feasts, prepared in underground pits lined with hot rocks.
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