60 days in Japan & Paris Itinerary

60 days in Japan & Paris Itinerary

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60 days in Japan & Paris Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Shari-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Narusawa-mura, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kanazawa, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Nagoya, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Koya-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Kyoto, Japan
— 9 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
10
Paris, France
— 12 nights
Fly + taxi:  27​h
End: Semarang, Indonesia

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura)), Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama) and Ghibli Museum (in Mitaka). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Sun) at Tokyo Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Semarang, Indonesia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Semarang to Tokyo. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Semarang in November: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Sankeien Gardens, Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Shari-cho, Japan

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Abashiri Quasi-National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront activity at Shiretoko Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula, take an in-depth tour of Shiretoko World Heritage Conservation Center, and make a trip to Shiretoko Misaki.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shari-cho trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Shari-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tokyo in November, with highs in Shari-cho at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiretoko Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Beach ©
Shiretoko Beach
Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula

5
nights
Narusawa-mura, Japan

Narusawa-mura ©
A village at the foothills of Mt.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narusawa-mura: Hakone-machi (Narukawa Art Museum, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more), Nakagomi Fruit Orchard (in Minami Alps) and Kakitagawa Park (in Shimizu-cho). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Fuji, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, contemplate the long history of Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba, and admire the verdant scenery at Shōsen-kyō.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Narusawa-mura trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shari-cho to Narusawa-mura. In November, Narusawa-mura is somewhat warmer than Shari-cho - with highs of 13°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Kakitagawa Park, Nakagomi Fruit Orchard, Lake Yamanaka
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi

4
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Tateyama-machi (Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route & Mikurigaike Pond), Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui) and Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, and stroll through Kanazawa Castle Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanazawa trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Narusawa-mura to Kanazawa by car takes about 6 hours. When traveling from Narusawa-mura in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Kanazawa, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Takayama, Tateyama-machi, Gokayama, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Highlights from your plan
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

7
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagoya: Ise (Meotoiwa & Okage Yokocho), Toba (Toba Aquarium & Mikimoto Pearl Island) and Kariya Highway Oasis (in Kariya). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chubu Park, trek along Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and explore and take pictures at Nagoya Stadium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nagoya journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Nagoya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Toba, Kuwana, Ise, Inuyama Castle, Kariya Highway Oasis
Highlights from your plan
Chubu Park ©
Chubu Park
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then make a trip to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, and finally appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Nagoya to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Nagoya, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hiroshima, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Museum of Art ©
Hiroshima Museum of Art

1
night
Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Himeji travel route builder website .

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Koya-cho, Japan

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Koyasan Daimon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koya-cho itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Himeji to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In December in Koya-cho, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Koya-cho

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Koyasan Daimon ©
Koyasan Daimon

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, SpaWorld, & more) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center & Todai-ji Temple). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, make a trip to Nishiki Market, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Koya-cho in December since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

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

12
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Paris takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kyoto to Paris. Traveling from Kyoto in December, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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