15 days in Kauai Itinerary

15 days in Kauai Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kapaa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Poipu
— 8 nights
Drive
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Kilauea
— 3 nights
Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to Edmonton International Airport

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Kapaa

— 2 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Sat), stop by Garden Isle Bath & Body LLC, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'opi'i Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kealia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tabora Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Seductions of Kauai Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadavul Hindu Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuilau Ridge Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapaa online route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Kapaa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. In March, Kapaa is much hotter than Edmonton - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Poipu

— 8 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Talk Story Bookstore as well as Na Pali Odyssey. You'll get in some beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Koloa Town and Prince Kuhio Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea (Canyon Trail, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baby Beach, view the masterpieces at Art House Hawaii, stroll through Lawa'i Beach, and browse the fresh offerings at Kauai Culinary Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kapaa to Poipu in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilauea.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Kilauea

— 3 nights
Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ke'e Beach and Secret Beach. Get in touch with nature at Makana O Kauai Scuba Adventures and Kalihiwai Beach. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Michal - Art Studio & Boutique of Hanalei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, stroll through Hanalei Day Spa, and hike along Wai Koa Loop.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilauea trip maker website.

You can drive from Poipu to Kilauea in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilauea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.