52 days in Portugal & Japan Itinerary

52 days in Portugal & Japan Itinerary

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Coimbra, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Koya-cho, Japan
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kansai International Airport, Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Evora
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Evora, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights

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Coimbra, Portugal

— 5 nights
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Miradouro do Suberco (in Nazare) and Convento de Cristo (in Tomar). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the landmark architecture of Old Monestary of Santa Clara, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbra online trip planner.

Lisbon to Coimbra is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. April in Coimbra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 6 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary site.

Drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Porto, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Porto to Tokyo in 20 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Tokyo is 9 hours. Traveling from Porto in May, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Hakone-machi (Owaku-dani Valley, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, &more), Shinsekai Kanpai Street (in Fujiyoshida) and Fujinomiya Route (in Fujinomiya). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Mount Fuji, sample the tasty concoctions at Ide Sake Brewery, go for a walk through Lake Kawaguchi, and walk around Arakurayama Sengen Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujikawaguchiko-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in May: highs in Fujikawaguchiko-machi hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 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: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Kyoto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May, you will find days in Kyoto are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nishinomiya (Shukugawa Park & Akamon Oneribei), Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Dotombori District, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Osaka journey planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Japan

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Koya-cho side-trips: Yakiyama Pass (in Owase), Totsukawa-mura (Hatenashi Shuraku & Tamakiyama) and Tenkawa-mura (Toro Cave, Ominesanji, &more).

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Koya-cho trip planner.

Getting from Osaka to Koya-cho by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Evora.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Evora, Portugal

— 5 nights
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Evora is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo, admire the landmark architecture of Estacao Ferroviaria de Evora, contemplate the long history of Muralhas de Evora, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana).

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Evora trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Koya-cho to Evora with the Route module. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Koya-cho in June, you will find days in Evora are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Evora to Lisbon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Evora in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Lisbon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.