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Kauai in 2 days

Planning a trip to Kauai? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Grab a late brunch at the Hanalei Gourmet before a day of hiking and scenery.
  • 2 Hike the Kalalau Trail two miles to Hanakap’iai Beach.  For more adventure head up the valley to the 200’ Hanakapi’ai Falls. Hike out and take a cooling swim at Ke’e Beach.
  • 3 Hike out and take a cooling swim at Ke’e Beach.
  • 4 Stop for a hearty apres-hike Tiki-Man pizza and stiff drinks at the Tahiti Nui.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Grab breakfast and a cup of joe at Obsessions Cafe.  
  • 2 Pack a lunch for a scenic pit stop after driving up the Waimea Canyon, stopping at the lookouts until you reach the Kalalau Valley overlook, the perfect place to picnic.
  • 3 Dinner and locally-brewed pints at the Grove Cafe.


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