We are two twenty-something adults taking a 7 day trip to Kauai in February. I posted my first try at an itinerary a week ago. Taking everyone’s suggestions into account, I’ve come up with a revised itinerary. Any suggestion on this one?
FRIDAY - Arrive in Kauai at 6:30 pm. Get the Jeep, check into condo (Poipu Makai in Poipu), run errands, and purchase groceries.
SATURDAY - As some TA posters suggested, we’ll probably be up early this day while adjusting to the time zone. To take advantage of this, we’ll try and take a trip up to the North Shore (weather permitting) to hike Kalalau Trail in the morning. ***Is it worth the extra couple hours to hike to Hanakoa Falls? After hiking, we’ll spend some time on the north shore beaches and try to see the sunset from Ke’e Beach. ***Any suggestions for a good casual dinner on the north (we’ll be dirty and sweaty)?
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll stay on the south and snorkel at Poipu Beach and hike near Mahaulepu Beach. Then, in the afternoon, take a trip to near Lihue to see Wailue and Opaeka'a Falls including lunch at Hamura's Saimin.
SUNDAY - 8:00am, Inter-island helicopter tour with a waterfall landing in the morning. After the helicopter ride, we’ll drive up to Waimea Canyon to hike (Awa-‘awapuhi Trail, the Cliff Trail to Waipo'o Falls, or the Pihea Trail). Try to get to Polihale Beach for the sunset. Dinner at Pomodoro.
MONDAY – Travel to the North Shore if weather permits. On the north shore, we’d like to visit: Tunnels Beach, Lumahai Beach, Secret Beach, Hanalei Bay Beach, Queens Bath, Haena Beach, and the Kiluaea Lighthouse.
*** We won’t try to see all of these in one day. Any suggestions on what we must see first? Any suggestions for a nice dinner spot that doesn’t require reservations since the trip to the North Shore will be weather permitting?
TUESDAY – Stay on the South Shore snorkeling and relaxing. Holo Holo Sunset Cruise in the afternoon.***Not reserved yet.
WEDNESDAY – Drive up to Waimea Canyon in the morning to hike (Awa-‘awapuhi Trail, the Cliff Trail to Waipo'o Falls, or the Pihea Trail). A sunset dinner at The Beach House at 5:30pm.
THURSDAY - Travel to the North Shore again if weather permits. We’ll try and get to anything we missed on Monday.
FRIDAY - Open for anything we decide. Fly home at night.
As suggested by TA posters, I plan on keeping our itinerary as flexible as possible so we can follow the sun!!!!
*** The hikes we’d like to do in Waimea Canyon are the Awa-‘awapuhi Trail, the Cliff Trail to Waipo'o Falls, and the Pihea Trail. Will we be able to hike these in February?
*** We want to go on the Holo Holo Sunset Cruise. Any suggestion on what night we should book this, and how early we should reserve?
*** When we’re on the north shore, we’d like to visit the following beaches and attractions: Tunnels Beach, Lumahai Beach, Secret Beach, Hanalei Bay Beach, Queens Bath, Haena Beach, Kiluaea Lighthouse. Are we missing anything? Anything we should skip?