11 days in Japan & New Delhi Itinerary

11 days in Japan & New Delhi Itinerary

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New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Niigata, Japan
— 1 night
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights


New Delhi, India

— 2 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), tour the pleasant surroundings at Akshardham, and steep yourself in history at India Gate.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

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You can fly from New Delhi to Tokyo in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Tokyo reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Niigata.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Niigata, Japan

— 1 night
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Minato Kobo, kick back and relax at Nishikaigan Park, and then make a trip to The Old Saito Residence.

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Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Niigata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Niigata, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Niigata

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Osaka, Japan

— 4 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, stop by Dotombori District, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senko-ji Temple.

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You can fly from Niigata to Osaka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

Niigata Prefecture travel guide

Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata with which it shares the same name.HistoryUntil after the Meiji Restoration, the area that is now Niigata Prefecture was divided into Echigo Province (on the mainland) and Sado Province. During the Sengoku period, the Nagao clan, who were at times vassals to the Uesugi, ruled a fief in the western part of modern Niigata from Kasugayama Castle. The most notable member of the Nagao clan was Nagao Kagetora, later and better known as Uesugi Kenshin. He unified the leaders of Echigo Province and became its sole ruler. By taking the surname Uesugi, he also became the head of the Uesugi clan and effectively brought their realm under his control.The city of Niigata is now the third largest Japanese city facing the Sea of Japan, after Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. It was the first Japanese port on the Sea of Japan to be opened to foreign trade following the opening of Japan by Matthew Perry. It has since played an important role in trade with Russia and Korea. A freighter from North Korea visits Niigata once a month, in one of the few forms of direct contact between Japan and that country.