17 days in Kyushu Itinerary

17 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Fukuoka
— 1 night
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
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Oita
— 1 night
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Miyazaki
— 2 nights
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Kagoshima
— 3 nights
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Kumamoto
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
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Fukuoka

— 1 night

City of Yatai

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.
To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuoka is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Fukuoka. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in October: high temperatures in Fukuoka hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll set off for Kitakyushu on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kitakyushu

— 2 nights
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kitakyushu trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Oita.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Oita

— 1 night
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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oita vacation site.

Drive from Kitakyushu to Oita in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Miyazaki on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Oita

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Miyazaki

— 2 nights
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.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miyazaki day trip planning site.

You can drive from Oita to Miyazaki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Kagoshima on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Kagoshima

— 3 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Miyazaki to Kagoshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Miyazaki in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Kagoshima. You'll set off for Kumamoto on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Kumamoto

— 3 nights
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Fukuoka

— 3 nights

City of Yatai

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 31st (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kyushu travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.

Miyazaki Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Canyons · Landmarks
Miyazaki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Miyazaki.HistoryHistorically, after the Meiji Restoration, Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.GeographyMiyazaki Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Ōita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures to the west. It is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster is found. Miyazaki is the home of the hyuganatsu fruit.As of April 1, 2012, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Kirishima-Yaku National Park; Kyūshū Chūō Sanchi, Nichinan Kaigan, Nippō Kaigan, and Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Parks; and Mochio-Sekinoo, Osuzu, Saitobaru-Sugiyasukyō, Sobo Katamuki, Wanitsuka, and Yatake Kōgen Prefectural Natural Parks.

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Kumamoto Prefecture travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Kumamoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.HistoryHistorically, the area was called Higo Province; and the province was renamed Kumamoto during the Meiji Restoration. The creation of prefectures was part of the abolition of the feudal system. The current Japanese orthography for Kumamoto literally means "bear root/origin", or "origin of the bear".

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