19 days in Kyushu Itinerary

19 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Fukue Airport, Drive to Goto
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Goto
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagasaki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hirado
— 1 night
Drive
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Amakusa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Usa
— 2 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Newark

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Goto

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Onidake Volcanic Mountain and then head off the coast to Fukuejima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mizunoura Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dozaki Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Hantomari Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Miiraku Church, and finally explore the activities along Osezaki Dangai.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Goto trip itinerary planning website.

Newark, USA to Goto is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Goto is 14 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in May: highs in Goto hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Goto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Nagasaki

— 4 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Step out of the city life by going to Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort and Saikai Pearl Line. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Kofukuji Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagasaki: Sasebo (Ishidake Observatory, Tenkaiho, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Nakamachi Church, don't miss a visit to Glover Sky Road, and get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip app.

Traveling by car from Goto to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Traveling from Goto in May, expect nights in Nagasaki to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yakushima-cho

— 4 nights
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Explore hidden gems such as Yakusugi Land and Seibu Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Miyanouradake and Oko no Taki Fall. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama, make a trip to Wilson Stump, see the interesting displays at Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Center, and trek along Yaksushima Trecking, Jomon Japanese Cedar Course.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip builder.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Yakushima-cho in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Fukuoka

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nokonoshima Island and Kanmon Kaikyo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tochoji Temple and Former Takatori House. Explore Fukuoka's surroundings by going to Old Ito Denemon House (in Iizuka), Kitakyushu (Kyushu Railway History Museum & Old Moji Zeikan) and Nanzoin (in Sasaguri-machi). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Yoshinogari Historical Park, stroll around Umi Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Kagamiyama West Observation Deck, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka travel planner.

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Fukuoka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hirado.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Classes · Nature

Side Trips

Hirado

— 1 night
Hirado, historically known as Firando is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hoki Church, visit a coastal fixture at Obae Lighthouse, then snap pictures at Hirado Ohashi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Tabira Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Tabira Insectarium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hirado holiday builder.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Hirado in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hirado can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amakusa.

Things to do in Hirado

Historic Sites · Museums

Amakusa

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Myokenura Coast, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oe Tenshudo Church, examine the collection at Aamakusa Rozariokan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sakitsu Catholic Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sakitsu Museum Minatoya. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Myotoku-ji Temple, step off the mainland to explore Shimoshima Island, contemplate the long history of Gion-bashi Bridge, then get in on the family fun at Dolphin Marine World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hondo Suwa Shrine, and finally stroll around Junkyo Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amakusa trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Hirado to Amakusa takes 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Amakusa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Usa.

Things to do in Amakusa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Usa

— 2 nights
Usa is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kitsuki Castle Town, steep yourself in history at Kumano Magaibutsu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukiji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Futagoji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monjusenji Temple.

Plan my day in Usa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Amakusa to Usa takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Amakusa in May, expect nights in Usa to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Usa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.