14 days in Japan & Hanoi Itinerary

14 days in Japan & Hanoi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
2
Okayama, Japan
— 1 night
3
Yamaguchi, Japan
— 1 night
4
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
5
Kobe, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Miyazu, Japan
— 1 night
7
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
8
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Kyoto at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
Okayama, Japan

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, delve into the lush surroundings at Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest, thenexplore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Okayama online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Okayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Okayama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Japanese Rural Toy Museum
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Japanese Rural Toy Museum ©
Japanese Rural Toy Museum
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle

1
night
Yamaguchi, Japan

Yamaguchi ©
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Omura Masujiro Birth House, get outside with Ishin One Hundres Year Memeorial Park, don't miss a visit to Saikotei, thensteep yourself in history at Chinryutei, thendon't miss a visit to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, and finally go for a walk through Ichinosaka River Cherry Blossoms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yamaguchi travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Okayama to Yamaguchi takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Okayama in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Yamaguchi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ishin One Hundres Year Memeorial Park ©
Ishin One Hundres Year Memeorial Park
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

Discover how to plan a Hiroshima trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yamaguchi to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

2
nights
Kobe, Japan

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinomiya Shrine, soak in some Japanese tradition at Arima Onsen, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, thendeepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, thenwander the streets of Kobe Harborland, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kobe driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kobe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Shopping Baths

Side Trip

Nishinomiya Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

1
night
Miyazu, Japan

Miyazu ©
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): walk around Kasamatsu Park, contemplate the long history of Ine no Funaya, thenexplore the activities along Amanohashidate, and finally take in the views from Kaisenkyo Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chion-ji Temple and then find something for the whole family at Amanohashidate View Land.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Miyazu road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kobe to Miyazu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kobe in December: highs in Miyazu hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyazu

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ine no Funaya
Highlights from your plan
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Ine no Funaya ©
Ine no Funaya
Kasamatsu Park ©
Kasamatsu Park

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Osaka day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miyazu to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazu in December, you will find days in Osaka are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 6th (Fri), view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, explore the activities along Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanoi holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Hanoi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Hanoi is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
Walking tours

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