12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

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12 days in Kauai Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Princeville
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Hanalei
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Poipu
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Princeville

Princeville ©
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kauai Path and Anini Beach. Step out of Princeville to go to Kealia and see Kealia Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Queen's Bath, stroll through Puu Poa Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, and pick up some local products at Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Market.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Princeville day trip planning website .

Los Angeles to Princeville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Princeville, with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hanalei.

Things to do in Princeville

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm, Kealia Beach, Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Market, Kauai Path
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Puu Poa Beach ©
Puu Poa Beach
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach

5
nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Limahuli Garden and Preserve and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakoa Falls, cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and trek along Nu'alolo Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hanalei trip planner .

Los Angeles to Hanalei is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Hanalei is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Nu'alolo Trail
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Limahuli Garden and Preserve ©
Limahuli Garden and Preserve
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church

3
nights
Poipu

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Shipwreck Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Makawehi Bluff, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baby Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Kaloa Sugar Mill, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Tropical Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Poipu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Old Kaloa Sugar Mill
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Helicopter Tours
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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