10 days in Mumbai & Japan Itinerary

10 days in Mumbai & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indore, India
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
2
Ishigaki, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Ise, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Indore, India

1
night
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, identify plant and animal life at Sewri Jetty, and then view the masterpieces at Jehangir Art Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mumbai road trip planner.

Indore to Mumbai is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Indore in December; daily highs in Mumbai reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Jehangir Art Gallery ©
Jehangir Art Gallery

1
night
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, explore the fascinating underground world of Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, head outdoors with Maezato Beach, then see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum, and finally stop by Pinion Direct Shop.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Mumbai to Ishigaki by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai to Ishigaki, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Ishigaki to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

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Island Countryside Settlement
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Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave ©
Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave

2
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kurima Tomibansho, kick back and relax at Nagamahama Beach Coast, see the interesting displays at Underground Dam Museum, then examine the collection at Miyakojima Sea Treasure Museum, then examine the collection at Miyakojima City Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Atarasu Ichiba. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Keiko Art Museunin Miyakojima, Okinawa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miyako Shrine, explore the ancient world of Ninto zeiseki, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Harimizu Utaki.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ise.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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Miyakojima City Museum ©
Miyakojima City Museum
Yabiji
Yabiji
Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast

1
night
Ise, Japan

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yamato-hime Shrine, make a trip to Hinjitsukan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Jingu Chokokan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kazahinominomiya.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ise day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Ise in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train. While traveling from Miyakojima, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Ise, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Museums
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Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine ©
Tsukiyomi-no-miya Shrine
Jingu Chokokan Museum ©
Jingu Chokokan Museum

4
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Nijo Castle and Kodai-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shimogamo Jinja and Tenryuji Temple. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, take a stroll through Pontocho, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-in Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ise to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ise in January since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Shimogamo Jinja ©
Shimogamo Jinja
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

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