5 days in Kauai & Los Angeles Itinerary

5 days in Kauai & Los Angeles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Hanalei
— 1 night
Drive
2
Poipu
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night

S M T W T F S
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Hanalei

— 1 night
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ke'e Beach, admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then hike along Kalalau Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei online trip maker.

Los Angeles to Hanalei is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hanalei. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Hanalei at 79°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, kick back and relax at Polihale State Park, stroll through Salt Pond Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Poipu tour site.

Getting from Hanalei to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Poipu, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour site.

You can fly from Poipu to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Poipu to Los Angeles. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Poipu in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.