8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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8 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Iki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

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.
Family-friendly places like Huis Ten Bosch and Nagasaki Bio Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Onyoku Museum in Saikai, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sofukuji Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Nagasaki is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saikai, Huis Ten Bosch
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Bio Park ©
Nagasaki Bio Park

2
nights
Iki

Iki
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Satohama Beach and then stroll through Tatsunoshima Island Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Nishikihama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsutsukihama Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Ikijima.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Iki online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Nagasaki to Iki takes 4 hours. Traveling from Nagasaki in August, you will find days in Iki are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Iki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenkai Inari Shrine, and finally kick back and relax at Miyajihama Beach. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine and then let little ones run wild at Ohori Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka road trip planning website .

Drive from Iki to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Traveling from Iki in August, expect nights in Fukuoka to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Miyajihama Beach, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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