9 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

9 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 day
Train
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Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nara, Japan
— 1 night
Fly

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Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Singapore, take a stroll through Chinatown, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, and admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Singapore Changi Airport. In November in Singapore, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hiroshima, Japan

— 1 day

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima travel route builder website.

Getting from Singapore to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Hiroshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites

Kobe, Japan

— 1 night
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, then get in on the family fun at Rokkosan Field Athletic, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kazefukiiwa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kobe trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kobe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Kobe sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street as well as Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine. On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, then take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

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Traveling by car from Kobe to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take a stroll through Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and finally make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip app.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Nara, Japan

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nara journey builder site.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Japan travel guide

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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.