19 days in Kyushu Itinerary

19 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu tour 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 31st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Onidake Volcanic Mountain and then step off the mainland to explore Fukuejima. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Mizunoura Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dozaki Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hantomari Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miiraku Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Osezaki Dangai.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Goto online trip itinerary builder.

Newark, USA to Goto is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Goto, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Goto, with highs around 55°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Goto

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shitsu Church and Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum. Visiting Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort and Saikai Pearl Line will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Nagasaki side-trips: Sasebo (Ishidake Observatory, Tenkaiho, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Nakamachi Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Inasayama Observation Deck, steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture.

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You can drive from Goto to Nagasaki in 2 hours. Traveling from Goto in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Nagasaki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 Taikoiwa. Take a break from the city and head to Seibu Trail and Yaksushima Trecking, Jomon Japanese Cedar Course. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Miyanouradake, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, appreciate the views at Yoggo Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagata Inakahama.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho day trip planner.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Yakushima-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tochoji Temple and Nanzoin. Step out of the city life by going to Nokonoshima Island and Kanmon Kaikyo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Yoshinogari Historical Park (in Yoshinogari-cho), Old Ito Denemon House (in Iizuka) and Kitakyushu (Kyushu Railway History Museum & Old Moji Zeikan). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Former Takatori House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, stroll around Umi Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Kagamiyama West Observation Deck.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka day trip planning website.

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. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fukuoka, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Hoki Church, visit a coastal fixture at Obae Lighthouse, take in the views from Hirado Ohashi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Tabira Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Tabira Insectarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hirado tour planner.

You can drive from Fukuoka to Hirado in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hirado can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Amakusa.

Things to do in Hirado

Historic Sites · Museums

Amakusa

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Myokenura Coast, pause for some serene contemplation at Oe Tenshudo Church, then see the interesting displays at Aamakusa Rozariokan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sakitsu Catholic Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sakitsu Museum Minatoya. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Myotoku-ji Temple, head off the coast to Shimoshima Island, contemplate the long history of Gion-bashi Bridge, get in on the family fun at Dolphin Marine World, then steep yourself in history at Hondo Suwa Shrine, and finally stroll around Junkyo Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amakusa online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hirado to Amakusa takes 4 hours. April in Amakusa sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to 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. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kitsuki Castle Town, make a trip to Kumano Magaibutsu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fukiji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Futagoji Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monjusenji Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Usa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amakusa to Usa takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 17th (Sun), 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 · 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.