14 days in Japan & Gold Coast Itinerary

14 days in Japan & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
2
Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
3
Myoko, Japan
— 1 night
4
Hakuba-mura, Japan
— 1 night
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
6
Gold Coast, Australia
— 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Osaka to see Universal Studios Japan about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

Plan my day in Kyoto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brisbane, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Kyoto is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get much colder in Kyoto: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

1
night
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in February, you will find days in Kanazawa are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Myoko.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

1
night
Myoko, Japan

Myoko ©
The small town of Myoko, nestled between five mountain peaks, attracts skiing and winter-sport enthusiasts with its famed resorts and abundant snowfall.
On the 26th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Akakura Onsen Ski Area and then get outside with Suginohara.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Myoko travel route planner.

You can drive from Kanazawa to Myoko in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hakuba-mura.

Things to do in Myoko

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Suginohara ©
Suginohara
Akakura Onsen Ski Area ©
Akakura Onsen Ski Area

1
night
Hakuba-mura, Japan

Hakuba-mura ©
Skiing enthusiasts traveling in Japan should consider a trip to Hakuba-mura: tucked away in the Northern Alps, this village hosted several competitions during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.
On the 27th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort, head outdoors with Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort, and then take in the views from Hakuba Ohashi Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hakuba-mura road trip planning site.

Getting from Myoko to Hakuba-mura by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakuba-mura

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort ©
Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort ©
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort

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nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo road trip planning website.

Getting from Hakuba-mura to Tokyo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakuba-mura in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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nights
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

Make your Gold Coast itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Tokyo to Gold Coast by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Gold Coast is 1 hour. Traveling from Tokyo in March, things will get warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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