33 days in Nepal & Japan Itinerary

33 days in Nepal & Japan Itinerary

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33 days in Nepal & Japan Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Fly:  1​h 15​min
1
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
2
Motobu-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
7
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
8
Pokhara, Nepal
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​min
End: Kathmandu, Nepal


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3
nights
Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Sagarmatha National Park
Dominated by the world's tallest, Sagarmatha National Park is renowned for its carefully preserved natural heritage as well as the cultural and religious importance of its Buddhist monasteries and traditional Sherpa settlements.
Sagarmatha National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Everest, take in the dramatic natural features at Khumbu Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Dudh Koshi River, and trek along Ambulapcha-La.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sagarmatha National Park attractions planner.

Kathmandu to Sagarmatha National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Sagarmatha National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Mt Everest
Mt Everest
Mt. Taboche ©
Mt. Taboche
Gokyo Lakes ©
Gokyo Lakes

3
nights
Motobu-cho, Japan

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.
Kids will enjoy Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Minnajima Island. Explore Motobu-cho's surroundings by going to Onna-son (Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Iejima Beach Side Horse Park (in Ie-son). There's more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okichan Theater.

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Explore your travel options from Sagarmatha National Park to Motobu-cho with the Route module. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sagarmatha National Park to Motobu-cho due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Onna-son, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Hiroshima takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Miyajima ©
Miyajima
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Kofuku-ji Temple (in Nara) and Osaka Castle (in Osaka). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, examine the collection at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Kofuku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
Explore Fujikawaguchiko-machi's surroundings by going to Matsumoto Castle (in Matsumoto), Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)) and Shojigataki Falls (in Hokuto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, stroll through Lake Kawaguchi, kick back and relax at Ita Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Susono Fishing Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fujikawaguchiko-machi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Kyoto in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Susono Fishing Park, Mount Fuji, Matsumoto Castle, Shojigataki Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in September, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, wander the streets of Thamel, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kathmandu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kathmandu takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tokyo to Kathmandu due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pokhara.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara ©
Pokhara, the second largest city in the country, attracts visitors with its superlative natural wonders and easygoing atmosphere.
Pokhara is known for nature, adventure, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sarangkot, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Kriayt Social Business.

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Pokhara is just a stone's throw from Kathmandu. In September, daily temperatures in Pokhara can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pokhara

Nature Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) ©
Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake)
Parasailing & Paragliding
Sarangkot ©
Sarangkot

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