12 days in Kauai Itinerary

12 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Poipu
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kilauea
— 3 nights
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Poipu

— 7 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalalau Lookout and Kilohana. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and Polihale State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Waimea (Aloha 'n Paradise Espresso Bar, Canyon Trail, &more), Na Pali Makai (in Kekaha) and Kapaa (Kayaking & Canoeing & Sleeping Giant Trail).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Poipu online tour planner.

Newark to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Poipu. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Poipu when traveling from Newark in June, with lows around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kilauea.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 5:

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. Escape the urban bustle at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Tunnels Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ho'opi'i Falls and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. Explore Kilauea's surroundings by going to Waimea (Koke'e Mountains & Puuo Kila), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Kekaha (Koke`e State Park & Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking). There's much more to do: trek along Kuilau Ridge Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kealia Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kilauea day trip site.

Traveling by car from Poipu to Kilauea takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kilauea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

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.