9 days in Japan, Hong Kong & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

9 days in Japan, Hong Kong & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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9 days in Japan, Hong Kong & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— Few hours
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kawaguchi, Japan
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Hong Kong, China
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong sightseeing planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hong Kong is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In December, Hong Kong is slightly colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

4
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hankyu Umeda Honten and Sunset Owl Cafe. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Osaka driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Osaka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Osaka is 1 hour. When traveling from Hong Kong in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Osaka: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Hankyu Umeda Honten ©
Hankyu Umeda Honten
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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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.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing tool .

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kawaguchi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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night
Kawaguchi, Japan

Kawaguchi ©
Kawaguchi is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, in the central Kantō region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 578,727 and a population density of 9340 persons per km². To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kawaguchi trip planning website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kawaguchi by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Kawaguchi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Fuji
Highlights from your plan
Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tennoji Zoo.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kawaguchi to Osaka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tennoji Zoo ©
Tennoji Zoo

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Osaka to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Osaka to Hong Kong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Osaka in December, you will find days in Hong Kong are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). You will leave for Kuala Lumpur on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuala Lumpur trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Tours Parks

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