11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

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11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Koloa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Lihue
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Kapaa
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Koloa

Koloa ©
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You've now added Koloa Zipline to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Koloa to Kapaa to see Kayak Wailua about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Raphael Church, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Before you visit Koloa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dallas to Koloa is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Koloa, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koloa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lihue.

Things to do in Koloa

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Poipu, Kauai Sporting Clays, Kayak Wailua
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Kayak Wailua ©
Kayak Wailua
Koloa Zipline ©
Koloa Zipline
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

4
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kipu Ranch Adventures, Kalapaki Beach, Kauai Backcountry Adventures, and other attractions you added. Explore Lihue's surroundings by going to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Tabora Gallery, stroll through Kuilau Ridge Trail, and stop by Hilo Hattie.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue road trip tool .

Lihue is very close to Koloa. In August in Lihue, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Hanalei Valley Lookout, Kuilau Ridge Trail, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kauai Backcountry Adventures ©
Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Kipu Ranch Adventures ©
Kipu Ranch Adventures

3
nights
Kapaa

Kapaa ©
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kapaa trip itinerary builder website .

Kapaa is very close to Lihue. In September in Kapaa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hanalei Beach, Opaekaa Falls
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Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Opaekaa Falls ©
Opaekaa Falls

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