8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Kuantan
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Kuantan

2
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
When in Nagasaki, make a side trip to see Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the views from Megane Bridge, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki day trip planning app .

Kuantan, Malaysia to Nagasaki is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuantan to Nagasaki is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuantan in September, expect nights in Nagasaki to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Temmangu, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Komyozen-ji Temple, admire the striking features of Hakata Station, and then explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get impressive views of Sakurajima, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat, and then contemplate the long history of Sengan-en.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Kagoshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en

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