11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Lihue, Bus to Lawai Post Office, Shuttle to Poipu
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Poipu
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Kilauea
— 5 nights
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Poipu — 5 nights

Kilohana and Kauai Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum and Galerie 103. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Waimea (Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more), Coconut Marketplace (in Kapaa) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Poipu road trip planning app.

Boston to Poipu is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Boston to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in May: highs in Poipu hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilauea.
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Kilauea — 5 nights

Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. Get some cultural insight at 7 Artists Gallery and Christ Memorial Episcopal Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Historic Kong Lung Market Center. Get out of town with these interesting Kilauea side-trips: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Kapaa (Kauai's Hindu Monastery, The Glass Shack, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Princeville Center, pick up some local products at Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Market, and stroll through Anini Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Kilauea trip builder.

Getting from Poipu to Kilauea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Kilauea, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
Side Trips

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.
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