32 days in Japan, Rome & Greece Itinerary

32 days in Japan, Rome & Greece Itinerary

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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
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Kalambaka, Greece
— 1 night
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Delphi, Greece
— 2 nights
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Nafplio, Greece
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Namban Culture Center and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. On your second day here, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Osaka online tour itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Osaka is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, Osaka is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Kyoto, Japan

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: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning site.

Getting from Tokyo to Rome by flight takes about 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

2
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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rotunda, pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, then steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, and finally appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then steep yourself in history at Church of Agios Nikolaos Orphanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Thessaloniki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kalambaka, Greece

The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then don't miss a visit to Meteora, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka attractions planning tool.

Getting from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kalambaka, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

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Delphi, Greece

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 20th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Delphi online vacation planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In April in Delphi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nafplio.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Explore Nafplio's surroundings by going to Mystras (in Sparta), Kapsia Cave (in Kapsas) and Metropolitan Church of St. Basil (in Tripoli). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, get engrossed in the history at Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, contemplate the long history of Bourtzi, and look for gifts at T'Anapliotiko Bakaliko.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nafplio day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Delphi to Nafplio in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Delphi in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Nafplio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Monastiraki.

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Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.