16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
Train
2
Osaka
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nara
— 1 day
Drive
4
Kyoto
— 2 nights
Train
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Tokyo
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Shiroishi
Drive
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Tokyo
— 5 nights
Fly

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Hiroshima

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Hiroshima, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Osaka on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka

— 2 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.
You've now added America Mura to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then shop like a local with America Mura, and then shop like a local with Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka road trip website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Nara

— 1 day

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 11th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nara trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Nara, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Kyoto

— 2 nights
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 day by day itinerary now includes Arashiyama. On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and finally wander the streets of Gion. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online trip planner.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Tokyo

— 3 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.
You've now added Tokyo Skytree to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, take a stroll through Omotesando, make a trip to Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko), then have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and finally wander the streets of Akihabara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): discover the magic at Tokyo Disneyland and then get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Shiroishi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Shiroishi

Shiroishi is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. Miyagi Zao Fox Village has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Shiroishi Castle, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Miyagi Zao Fox Village, and then steep yourself in history at Samurai Housing.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shiroishi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Shiroishi takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in October; daily highs in Shiroishi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shiroishi

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Tokyo

— 5 nights
Head to Asakusa and Takeshita Streetfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odaiba District and Imperial Palace. See even more of Tokyo: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Shiroishi to Tokyo takes 4 hours. In October, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Shiroishi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks