12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Fly to Lihue, Bus to Lawai Post Office, Shuttle to Poipu
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Poipu
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Hanalei
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Poipu — 5 nights

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Kalapaki Beach. Get in touch with nature at Spouting Horn and Polihale State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha) and Wailua Falls (in Lihue).

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

Cincinnati to Poipu is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in November, things will get warmer in Poipu: highs are around 81°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.
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Hanalei — 5 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. Get outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Na Pali Coast State Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Bay, and admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hanalei road trip website.

Drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. November in Hanalei sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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