18 days in Gold Coast, Kyoto & Niseko-cho Itinerary

18 days in Gold Coast, Kyoto & Niseko-cho Itinerary

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Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Fly to Tokyo Narita, Train to Kyoto
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Kyoto, Japan
— 9 nights
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Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to New Chitose Airport, Drive to Niseko-cho
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Niseko-cho, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive to New Chitose Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport

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Gold Coast, Australia

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a splash at The Rockpools, then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Currumbin Beach, then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach, and finally make a trip to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour itinerary maker site.

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toshodai-ji Temple and Kodai-ji Temple. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Minoo Park (in Mino), The Tower of the Sun (in Suita) and Osaka (Tempozan Ferris Wheel & Kids Plaza Osaka). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, don't miss a visit to Kurama-dera, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kurama.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Gold Coast to Kyoto takes 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Kyoto is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in December, with highs in Kyoto at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Niseko-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Niseko-cho, Japan

Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido

Ranking as the most popular ski resort in Hokkaido, mountaintop Niseko-cho boasts great slopes and surprisingly vibrant nightlife.
Bring the kids along to Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and Niseko Hanazono Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rusutsu Resort Ski and Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Niseko-cho side-trips: White Isle Niseko (in Kutchan-cho) and Ukimido Park (in Toyako-cho). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, get engrossed in the history at Arishima Memorial Center, appreciate the history behind Lieutenant Lerch Statue, and stop by Kanrosui.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Niseko-cho travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kyoto to Niseko-cho. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in January; daily highs in Niseko-cho reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niseko-cho

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips