The Ultimate Kauai Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Definitely Want To Do It

Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai is the fourth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago measuring in at 562.3 square miles. It is also the oldest of Hawaii’s eight main islands and is full of incredible sites to behold – from enchanting caves and vast canyons to picturesque beaches and incredible gardens. This quintessential road trip takes you to ten of the Kauai’s greatest attractions and can be easily adapted to suit your preferences.

You’ll start at the northernmost accessible beach on Kauai’s north shore – Ke’e Beach – and travel around the perimeter of the island, making eight stops, each more incredible than the last, ending at the island’s westernmost accessible beach, the furthest you can travel via car on this beautiful island. The entire trip clocks in at 119 miles, with little more than four hours of drive time. In order to fully explore each of these incredible places, we suggest staying overnight, probably in Lihue.

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