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
2
Kilauea
— 3 nights
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Poipu

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

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip app.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Poipu is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, Poipu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 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 Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ho'opi'i Falls and Kalihiwai Beach. Explore Kilauea's surroundings by going to Koke`e State Park (in Kekaha), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea (Koke'e Mountains & Puuo Kila). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kuilau Ridge Trail, kick back and relax at Puu Poa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, and get great views at Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kilauea driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Poipu to Kilauea by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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.