9 days in Kauai Itinerary

9 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai tour itinerary planner
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Lihue
— 1 day
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Koloa
— 1 night
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Waimea
— 1 day
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Koloa
— 3 nights
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Wailua
— 1 night
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Princeville
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Waimea
— 1 night
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Hanapepe
— 2 nights
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Lihue — 1 day

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 18th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Koloa Rum Company, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Kalapaki Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lihue trip itinerary maker website.

Kahului to Lihue is an approximately 3-hour flight. In August in Lihue, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Koloa.
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Koloa — 1 night

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koloa online trip itinerary maker.

Koloa is very close to Lihue. In August, daily temperatures in Koloa can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. You will leave for Waimea on the 19th (Fri).
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Waimea — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then immerse yourself in nature at Waimea Canyon State Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Koke'e Mountains, and finally take some stellar pictures from Puu Hinahina Lookout.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea planner.

Waimea is just a stone's throw from Koloa. August in Waimea sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Koloa.
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Koloa — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at National Tropical Botanical Garden, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, and finally examine the collection at Galerie 103. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Prince Kuhio Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Koloa trip planner.

Koloa is just a short distance from Waimea. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Wailua.
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Wailua — 1 night

Wailua is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Secret Falls (Uluwehi Falls). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Secret Falls (Uluwehi Falls), steep yourself in history at Kamokila Hawaiian Vllage, Head underground at Fern Grotto, stop by Kauai Nut Roasters, then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, and finally stroll around Lydgate State Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Wailua Beach, then contemplate the long history of Poli'ahu Heiau, then admire the majestic nature at Wailua River State Park, and finally trek along Ho'opi'i Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wailua trip planner.

Wailua is just a short distance from Koloa. In August in Wailua, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Princeville.
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Princeville

Princeville is a 9,000acre, upscale, unincorporated, master-planned community of vacation homes and condos on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Princeville trip maker.

Traveling by car from Wailua to Princeville takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Waimea.
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Waimea — 1 night

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Waimea trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Princeville to Waimea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for Hanapepe on the 24th (Wed).
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Hanapepe — 2 nights

Hanapepe is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Hanapepe is known for sightseeing, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Holo Holo Charters, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kauai Island Brewing Company, snap pictures at Swinging Bridge, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Start your trip to Hanapepe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Hanapepe is just a short distance from Waimea. August in Hanapepe sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Kauai travel guide

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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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