13 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

13 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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13 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  16​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Ishigaki, Japan
— 1 day
Ferry:  1​h
3
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4​h
4
Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h 45​min
5
Takayama, Japan
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, then appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Singapore route planning site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Singapore Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, things will get warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

1
day
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 24th (Mon): stroll around Banna Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki trip builder site .

Getting from Singapore to Ishigaki by flight takes about 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Ishigaki. In June in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Banna Park ©
Banna Park

3
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Funauki Village. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, admire the sheer force of Nara no Taki Falls, and kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach.

To plan Iriomote-jima vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. June in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach, then take in the views from Irabu Bridge, then snap pictures at Kurima Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aragusuku Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tomori Imugya Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Miyakojima day trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Takayama.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

1
day
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, wander the streets of Sanmachi Suji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daio-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soyuji Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Higashiyama Walking Course.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Takayama journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Miyakojima to Takayama in 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in June; daily highs in Takayama reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Classes
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Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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