17 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

17 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Shimoda, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore

— 6 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sands SkyPark Observation Deck. You'll get in some beach time at Tanjong Beach and Palawan Beach. Head to Orchard Road and East Inspirationsfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Singapore, and admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay.

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Cairns, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Cairns to Singapore, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Miyakojima, Japan

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Head to Furusato and Wide Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yonaha Maehama Beach and Toguchi no Hama. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, head off the coast to Shimojiiima Island, get outside with Sawada no hama Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Shimojishima Airport RW17 End.

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Traveling by flight from Singapore to Miyakojima takes 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Miyakojima. Traveling from Singapore in January, expect Miyakojima to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Tokyo, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): wander the streets of Odaiba District and then visit Ginza. On your second day here, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

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Fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 6 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shimoda.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Shimoda, Japan

— 2 nights
On a trip to Shimoda, a small town nestled on the tip of the Izu peninsula, you can take advantage of the scenic sandy beaches and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kisami Ohama Beach, contemplate the long history of Perry Road, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, then explore the activities along Shirahama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsumekizaki, and finally look for gifts at Michi-no-Eki Kaikoku Shimoda Minato. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shimoda Aquarium, kick back and relax at Yumigahama Beach, admire the sheer force of Joren Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Minato no Asaichi Market, Inatori Port.

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You can drive from Tokyo to Shimoda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shimoda when traveling from Tokyo in January, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shimoda

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
On the 24th (Fri), shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple and then take a stroll through Gion.

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Drive from Shimoda to Kyoto in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Shimoda in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Kyoto, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.