23 days in Japan, Kuala Lumpur & George Town Itinerary

23 days in Japan, Kuala Lumpur & George Town Itinerary

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Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  22 h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
train:  5 h
5
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h 30 min
End: San Jose, Costa Rica


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5
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
You've added Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya Center-gai, Takeshita Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, walk around Ueno Park, and take a stroll through Ginza.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online holiday planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Jose in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yasaka Shrine, Nanzenji Suirokaku, Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and other attractions. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Todai-ji Temple, Isuien Garden, Higashimuki Shopping Street, and other attractions. Step out of Osaka with an excursion to Nara Park in Nara--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotombori District, and admire the striking features of Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka tour itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

5
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Putrajaya Bridge, Pavilion KL, Aquaria, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Putrajaya (Putra Mosque & Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya). There's much more to do: stroll through Batu Caves, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and take a stroll through Jalan Alor.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Fly from Osaka to Kuala Lumpur in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Kuala Lumpur is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Osaka in October, expect Kuala Lumpur to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Putrajaya, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

4
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You've added Armenian Street, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and make a trip to Chew Jetty.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our George Town travel tool.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Little India - Penang, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur
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You can drive from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Shopping Parks

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