8 days in Kauai Itinerary

8 days in Kauai Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kauai itinerary planner
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Hanalei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koloa
— 5 nights
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Hanalei — 2 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalalau Trail. Step out of Hanalei with an excursion to Koke'e Mountains in Waimea--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, and cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hanalei driving holiday planning website.

Newark to Hanalei is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newark to Hanalei. Traveling from Newark in August, Hanalei is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Koloa.
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Koloa — 5 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Bring the kids along to Poipu Beach Park and Spouting Horn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koloa: Waimea (Canyon Trail & Waimea Canyon State Park), Kapaa (Photography Tours, Sleeping Giant Trail, &more) and Na Pali Makai (in Kekaha). Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, and surround yourself with nature on Kauai Safaris.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koloa travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Koloa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Koloa are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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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