25 days in United Kingdom & Japan Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom & Japan Itinerary

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Honiton, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Hayes, United Kingdom
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
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Takehara, Japan
— 1 night
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Onomichi, Japan
— 1 night
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Imabari, Japan
— 1 night
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Matsuyama, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hayes, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Honiton, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Honiton is a market town and civil parish in East Devon, situated close to the River Otter, 17mi north east of Exeter in the county of Devon. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Donkey Sanctuary and then Head underground at Beer Quarry Caves.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honiton trip planner.

Paignton to Honiton is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Honiton

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, then stop by Gustamps, and then admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Honiton to Brighton and Hove in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hayes.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Hayes, United Kingdom

Hayes is a town in west London, situated 13mi west of Charing Cross. On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Kedermister Library.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hayes itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Hayes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hayes

Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's still lots to do: get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, stroll around Ueno Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple.

Make your Tokyo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Hayes to Tokyo with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hayes in September: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Nara Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Osaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hiroshima, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then make a trip to Okonomimura, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Takehara.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks

Takehara, Japan

— 1 night
Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Taketsuru Sake Brewery, then get to know the fascinating history of Takehara Townscape Preservation Area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saihoji Fumeikaku Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saihoji Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Takehara trip maker site.

Getting from Hiroshima to Takehara by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hiroshima in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Takehara: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Onomichi.

Things to do in Takehara

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Onomichi, Japan

— 1 night
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Ikuchi Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosanji Temple, explore the world behind art at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, get outside with Ikuchijima, then snap pictures at Innoshima Bridge, and finally make a trip to Neko no Hosomichi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Onomichi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Takehara to Onomichi takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Imabari.

Things to do in Onomichi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Imabari, Japan

— 1 night
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Imabari Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fukiage Shrine, and then make a trip to Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Imabari online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Onomichi to Imabari in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Imabari

Historic Sites

Matsuyama, Japan

— 2 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Shinrokaku, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Dogo Onsengai, make a trip to Dogo Onsen Station, then explore the historical opulence of Matsuyama Castle, and finally make a trip to Okaido Shopping Street. On the next day, admire the striking features of Bansuiso, examine the collection at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, walk around Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle), then don't miss a visit to Bocchan Wind up Clock, and finally look for gifts at Dogo Onsen Kanko Kaikan.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsuyama trip builder.

You can drive from Imabari to Matsuyama in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Arashiyama, look for gifts at Musubi Kyoto, and go for a walk through Gion.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Matsuyama to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
See some other sides of Tokyo: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, and get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Hayes.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Hayes, United Kingdom

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hayes trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to Hayes. Traveling from Tokyo to Hayes, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Hayes is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. You will leave for Brighton and Hove on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Hayes

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

On the 16th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then stop by Bird & Blend Tea Co., and finally take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Hayes to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honiton.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Honiton, United Kingdom

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities and then learn about all things military at South West Airfields Heritage Trust.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Honiton online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Honiton takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Honiton

Museums · Tours

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.