11 days in Kauai Itinerary

11 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai trip maker
©
Make it your trip
Fly to Lihue, Taxi to Poipu
1
Poipu
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Kilauea
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Poipu — 5 nights

Kauai Museum and Galerie 103 will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Seductions of Kauai Gallery or Poipu Shopping Village. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Waimea (Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar, Waimea Canyon State Park, &more), Coconut Marketplace (in Kapaa) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kekaha).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Poipu trip itinerary builder tool.

Boston to Poipu is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Boston to Poipu. In March, Poipu is warmer than Boston - with highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilauea.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

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. 7 Artists Gallery and Waioli Mission House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Princeville Center and Anahola Hawaiian Land Farmer's Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilauea: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Kapaa (Kauai's Hindu Monastery, The Glass Shack, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Anini Beach, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, look for gifts at Hanalei Farmer’s Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Historic Kong Lung Market Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilauea online route planner.

Getting from Poipu to Kilauea by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kilauea can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
Side Trips

Kauai travel guide

4.7
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.