9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai route planner

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Kapaa
— 6 nights
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Kekaha
— 2 nights
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Kapaa

— 6 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kapaa: Poipu (Spouting Horn, Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, &more), Zipline (in Lihue) and Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout & Waimea Canyon State Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Na Pali Coast State Park, take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail, kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and play a few rounds at Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course.

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New York City to Kapaa is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In May, Kapaa is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kekaha.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

Kekaha

— 2 nights
Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 31st (Mon), hike along Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking, take in the dramatic scenery at Na Pali Makai, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kekaha trip builder app.

You can drive from Kapaa to Kekaha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kekaha

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Kauai travel guide

4.5
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.