12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Lihue
— 1 night
Drive
2
Koloa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Poipu
Drive
4
Lawai
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kalaheo
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kekaha
Taxi
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Waimea
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kapaa
Drive
9
Anahola
— 3 nights
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10
Kilauea
— 1 night
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11
Princeville
— 1 night
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Hanalei
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Lihue

— 1 night
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kilohana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lihue vacation maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Lihue is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lihue due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get much warmer in Lihue: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Koloa.

Things to do in Lihue

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Koloa

— 1 night
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 11th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lawa'i Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then view the masterpieces at Art House Hawaii, and finally look for gifts at Pohaku T's.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koloa online trip itinerary builder.

Koloa is just a short distance from Lihue. March in Koloa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Koloa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Old Kaloa Sugar Mill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu route website.

Poipu is just a short distance from Koloa. In March, daytime highs in Poipu are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Lawai.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Lawai

— 1 night
Lāwai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County in the U.S. state of Hawaii. On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at Hawaiian Trading Post.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lawai trip planning tool.

Lawai is very close to Poipu. In March, daytime highs in Lawai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Kalaheo on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Lawai

Shopping
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Kalaheo

— 1 night
Kalāheo is an unincorporated census-designated place in Kauai County, island of Kauai, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lawai International Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kalaheo holiday planning tool.

Kalaheo is just a stone's throw from Lawai. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Kekaha.

Things to do in Kalaheo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kekaha

Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): Head underground at Na Pali Makai.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kekaha trip itinerary builder.

Kekaha is very close to Kalaheo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Kekaha

Parks · Nature
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Waimea

— 1 night
On the 14th (Thu), get great views at Waimea Canyon State Park.

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Waimea is just a short distance from Kekaha. In March, daytime highs in Waimea are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
On the 15th (Fri), shop like a local with The Glass Shack and then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kapaa trip planner.

Getting from Waimea to Kapaa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. March in Kapaa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anahola.

Things to do in Kapaa

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Anahola

— 3 nights
Anahola is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Anahola Beach Park and then kick back and relax at Donkey Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): pick up some local products at Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Market and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Aliomanu Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Anahola visit planner.

Anahola is very close to Kapaa. In March in Anahola, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilauea.

Things to do in Anahola

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Kilauea

— 1 night
Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Banana Joe's Fruitstand, kick back and relax at Kalihiwai Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Kauai Kunana Dairy Farm Tour and then stroll through Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kilauea trip itinerary planner.

Kilauea is just a short distance from Anahola. In March, daily temperatures in Kilauea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Princeville.

Things to do in Kilauea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Princeville

— 1 night
Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Princeville trip builder.

Princeville is just a short distance from Kilauea. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks · Nature
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Hanalei

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Hanalei Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanalei planner.

Hanalei is just a stone's throw from Princeville. In March, daily temperatures in Hanalei can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Kauai travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Beaches
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.