9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Kapaa
— 6 nights
Drive
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kapaa: Poipu (Allerton Garden, Spouting Horn, &more), Waimea (Puu Hinahina Lookout, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more) and Hanalei (Wai`oli Hui`ia Church & Hanalei Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Tabora Gallery, walk around Lydgate State Park, and hike along Kauai Path.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kapaa route planner.

Tucson to Kapaa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Tucson to Kapaa, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tucson in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Kapaa: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kekaha.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 22:

Kekaha

— 2 nights
Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then trek along Pihea Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Koke`e State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kekaha visit app.

You can drive from Kapaa to Kekaha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Kekaha sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kekaha

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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.