46 days in East Asia Itinerary

46 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Drive to Macau
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Macau, China
Ferry to Shenzhen Bao'an Port, Fly to Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Narita, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kamakura, Japan
— 3 nights
Train
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nara, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Train
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Kurashiki, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Matsue, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yamaguchi, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matsuyama, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kochi, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Macau, China

Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Macau trip itinerary app.

Billund, Denmark to Macau is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. You will leave for Tokyo on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
Head to Ginza and enwsp Ginzafor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Takao and ►► Withlocals™ - Local Private Tours 🇯🇵. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Ome (Mt. Mitake & Rock Garden), Katabira-gawa Shinsui Ryokudo (in Yokohama) and Shiroyama Lake (in Sagamihara). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Macau to Tokyo in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Narita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Narita, Japan

— 3 nights
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
Head to AEON MALL Makuhari Shintoshin and Shisui Premium Outletsfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Tsukuba Rinrin Road and Mount Tsukuba. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Narita: Mito (Kobuntei & Kairakuen Park). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Taiheiyo Club Narita Course, make a trip to Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple Main Gate, stroll around Sakura no yama Park, and steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Narita road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Narita takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in May since evenings lows in Narita dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kamakura.

Things to do in Narita

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Japan

— 3 nights

Ancient City

The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Head to Samuraikibun Kamakura and Kamakura City Farmers' Marketfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi and Enoshima Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Kamakura: Yokosuka (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Mt. Ogusu) and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island) (in Saru-jima). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kōtoku-in, explore the striking landscape at Enoshima Iwaya Caves, steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, and hike along Kamakura Hiking Trails.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kamakura travel route planner.

Drive from Narita to Kamakura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Narita in May: highs in Kamakura hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Fuuka-Kimono. Step out of the city life by going to Hero Tour Japan and 株式会社 MATATABI. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

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You can take a train from Kamakura to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Kamakura in May, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Nara, Japan

— 4 nights

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
For shopping fun, head to Studio Yamato Zakura or Experience YAMATO. Visiting Nara Park and Mt.Takami will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Sakurai (Mount Miwa & Hase-dera Temple), Kashihara City Tourism Exchange Center Kashihara Navi Plaza (in Kashihara) and Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall (in Nabari). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Nara Family, explore the striking landscape at Byobuiwa, and sample some tasty brews at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nara trip site.

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nara, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Japan

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Dotombori District or Minami (Namba). Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Koya and Four-M. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin & Kongobu-ji Temple) and Himeji (Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, Himeji Castle, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Drive from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Osaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Japan

— 4 nights
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Head to AEON MALL Mall Okayama and Mamekichi Hompo, Kurashikifor some retail therapy. Visiting Mt. Kuma and Mt. Washuzan Park (Foremer Mt. Washuzan Skyline) will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kurashiki: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama) and Hiroshima (Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Washu, grab your bike and head to Kibi Plain Bicycle Route, and enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Washu Observation Deck.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kurashiki online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kurashiki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Matsue, Japan

— 4 nights
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Visiting Koryo Kunibiki Coast and Inasa Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Matsue: Adachi Museum of Art (in Yasugi), Izumo (Izumotaisha mae Station, Former Taisha Station, &more) and The Mizuki Shigeru Road (in Sakaiminato). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miho Shrine, stop by Rihaku Shuzo, and explore the activities along Shinji Lake.

Plan my day in Matsue using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Kurashiki to Matsue by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Matsue sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Yamaguchi, Japan

— 2 nights

Kyoto of the West

Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoin Shrine, steep yourself in history at Shoka Village School, steep yourself in history at Hagi Castle Town, then steep yourself in history at Kikuya Family Residence, then take in breathtaking views at Chomonkyo Gorge, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rurikoji Temple, make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, then get outside with Ishin One Hundres Year Memeorial Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Akiyoshido, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hyakumaizara.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yamaguchi trip planner.

You can drive from Matsue to Yamaguchi in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yamaguchi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Matsuyama, Japan

— 3 nights
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Get in touch with nature at Namekawakeikoku and Kamegamori Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matsuyama: Mt. Ishizuchi (in Saijo), Imabari (Imabari Castle, Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, &more) and Omogo Valley (in Kumakogen-cho). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Matsuyama Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiteji, don't miss a visit to Okaido Shopping Street, and contemplate the long history of Dogo Park (Ruins of Yuzuki Castle).

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Yamaguchi to Matsuyama in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kochi, Japan

— 2 nights
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenshibuji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikurinji Temple, get outside with Wanpaku Kochi, then don't miss a visit to Ryoma Sakamoto Bronze Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katsura Hama, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Katsurahama Ryuogu Shrine. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hirome Ichiba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kochi Dai-jingu Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tosa Shrine, and finally make a trip to Harimaya Bridge.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi journey planner.

Getting from Matsuyama to Kochi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kochi are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Fukuoka, Japan

— 4 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
For shopping fun, head to Fukuoka Washita Shop or JR Hakata City Amu Plaza Hakata. Get in touch with nature at Hiraodai and Tenpaizan. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu), Kumamoto (Shimotori Shotengai & Kumamoto Castle) and Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine, and trek along Aburayama Shimin no Mori.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi to Fukuoka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips