22 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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22 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Naha
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Tokashiki-son
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
4
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Naha

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Bring the kids along to Ojima Coast and Sun Marina Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo), Onna-son (Manza Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Hanashiro no sato Beach (in Yaese-cho). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Makishi Public Market, sample the fine beverages at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers, and get outside with Hyakuna Beach.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Naha travel itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Naha is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Naha, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Hyakuna Beach, Heiwa no Ishiji, Hanashiro no sato Beach, Ojima Coast
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manza Beach ©
Manza Beach
Hyakuna Beach ©
Hyakuna Beach

3
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Family-friendly places like Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Kise Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Motobu-cho: Mt. Iegusuku (in Ie-son), Nago (Busena Beach, Busena Marine Park, &more) and Diamond Beach (in Onna-son). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Anchihama, and step off the mainland to explore Minnajima Island.

Before you visit Motobu-cho, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Naha to Motobu-cho in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. June in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nago, Nakijin-son, Mt. Iegusuku, Diamond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okichan Theater ©
Okichan Theater
Emerald Beach ©
Emerald Beach

2
nights
Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, then head outdoors with Nishibama Beach, then get outside with Aharen Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tokashiku Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): head off the coast to Zamami Island, get outside with Furuzamami Beach, kick back and relax at Hizushi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kushibaru Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokashiki-son road trip app.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Tokashiki-son takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Zamami-son
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Attractions like Yonehara Beach and Fusaki Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, get outside with Sukuji Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiraho Beach, and visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokashiki-son to Ishigaki. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Sukuji Beach ©
Sukuji Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Attractions like Yonaha Maehama Beach and Tomori Imugya Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi.

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

Getting from Ishigaki to Miyakojima by flight takes about 2 hours. July in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

6
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba, shop like a local with Ginza, visit Akihabara, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Traveling from Miyakojima in July, plan for little chillier nights in Tokyo, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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