27 days in Guadalajara & Japan Itinerary

27 days in Guadalajara & Japan Itinerary

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27 days in Guadalajara & Japan Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sapporo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
7
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
8
Narita, Japan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
9
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

2
nights
Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara trip itinerary app .

Mexico City to Guadalajara is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Tours Nightlife Museums

few
hours
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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planning tool .

You can fly from Guadalajara to Tokyo in 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalajara to Tokyo is 15 hours. When traveling from Guadalajara in December, plan for cooler days in Tokyo, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 4°C. You will leave for Kyoto on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ginkakuji Temple, Todai-ji Temple and Nara Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Dotonbori & Osaka Castle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Heian Shrine, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Change things up with a short trip to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka (about 44 minutes away). Enjoy Tokyo some more: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Imperial Palace, take a stroll through Odaiba, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toSapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

5
nights
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place (in Kutchan-cho), Otaru (Otaru Canal & JR Otaru Station) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, fly down the slopes at Okurayama Lookout, take a stroll around Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, and take some stellar pictures from Sapporo TV Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sapporo journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tokyo in December, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Sapporo: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Otaru, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Otaru Canal ©
Otaru Canal

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nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tokyo DisneySea. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Tokyo DisneySea.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online journey builder .

Fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Sapporo in December, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Miyajima). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip builder .

Getting from Tokyo to Hiroshima by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Narita.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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night
Narita, Japan

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Naritasan Omote Sando, steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, and then stroll around Naritasan Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Narita travel route builder website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hiroshima to Narita in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Narita. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toGuadalajara.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Naritasan Park ©
Naritasan Park

1
night
Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Romantic Lake Chapala, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Gobierno, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aranzazu Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Guadalajara trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Narita to Guadalajara with the Route module. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Narita to Guadalajara due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Narita in December, plan for much warmer days in Guadalajara, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 8°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Romantic Lake Chapala ©
Romantic Lake Chapala
Museo de Arte Huichol Wixarica ©
Museo de Arte Huichol Wixarica

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