14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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14 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Chiang Mai
Fly:  11​h
1
Fukuoka
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Aso
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Oita
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Miyazaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kumamoto
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chiang Mai

1
night
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tenkai Inari Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, don't miss a visit to Yatai, then examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine World umino-nakamichi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka online tour itinerary planner .

Chiang Mai, Thailand to Fukuoka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chiang Mai to Fukuoka is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chiang Mai in October, with highs in Fukuoka at 27°C and lows at 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Aso.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dazaifu
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Marine World umino-nakamichi ©
Marine World umino-nakamichi
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kyushu National Museum ©
Kyushu National Museum

1
night
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harajiri Falls as well as Aso Farm land. On the 19th (Sat), meet the residents at Aso Farm land, then get outside with Kusasenri, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mt. Aso.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aso travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Aso in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Aso can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Oita.

Things to do in Aso

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trips

Aso Farm land, Mt. Aso, Kurokawa Onsen, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, Harajiri Falls
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Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge ©
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge

1
night
Oita

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
You've now added African Safari to your itinerary.

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Traveling by car from Aso to Oita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Oita

Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

African Safari
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African Safari ©
African Safari

2
nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
You've added Dolphin Port, Miyazaki Airport General Information Center, Udo Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Sunmesse Nichinan, then head off the coast to Aoshima Island, and finally get answers to all your questions at Miyazaki Airport General Information Center.

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Getting from Oita to Miyazaki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Miyazaki sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nichinan, Takachiho Gorge, Dolphin Port
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Takachiho Gorge ©
Takachiho Gorge
Aoshima Island ©
Aoshima Island
Udo Shrine ©
Udo Shrine

7
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kumamon Square has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip maker .

Traveling by car from Miyazaki to Kumamoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kumamoto when traveling from Miyazaki in October, with lows around 17°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Kumamon Square ©
Kumamon Square

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