13 days in Kauai Itinerary

13 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Fly
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Lihue
— 1 night
Drive
2
Hanalei
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kekaha
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koloa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Poipu
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kapaa
— 3 nights
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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. You've now added Wailua Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Anahola Beach Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls. Keep things going the next day: hike along Kauai Path.

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Fort Lauderdale to Lihue is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. December in Lihue sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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Hanalei

— 1 night
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park and then stroll through Hanalei Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanalei attractions planner.

Drive from Lihue to Hanalei in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kekaha.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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Kekaha

— 2 nights
Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You've now added Na Pali Experience to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get great views at Puu Hinahina Lookout, then hike along Canyon Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Na Pali Makai, and finally get a new perspective on things with Na Pali Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): walk around Kekaha Beach Park and then admire the majestic nature at Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park.

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Traveling by car from Hanalei to Kekaha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Koloa.

Things to do in Kekaha

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Koloa

— 2 nights
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You've now added Scuba & Snorkeling to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, then look for gifts at Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts, and then kick back and relax at Glass Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Polihale State Park, then kick back and relax at Salt Pond Beach Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Koloa trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kekaha to Koloa in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Koloa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Poipu

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, then look for gifts at Aunty Liliko'i, and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapaki Beach, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Poipu trip planning website.

Poipu is just a stone's throw from Koloa. December in Poipu sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kapaa.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Kapaa

— 3 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fern Grotto. On the 2nd (Wed), Head underground at Fern Grotto, then admire the sheer force of Opaekaa Falls, and then stroll around Lydgate State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kealia Beach, make a trip to Crossroads Christian Fellowship, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally pick up some local products at Coconut Marketplace.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kapaa vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Kapaa takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Kapaa are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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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.