9 days in Nagasaki Prefecture, Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Nagasaki Prefecture, Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Nagasaki Prefecture, Beppu & Fukuoka Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sasebo
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Let the collections at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Gunkanjima Digital Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glover Garden and Shinchi Chinatown. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ōura Church, steep yourself in history at Nagasaki Peace Park, and look for gifts at Tatematsuru.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nagasaki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Nagasaki due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nagasaki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

few
hours
Sasebo

Sasebo
With its U.S.
On the 8th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Huis Ten Bosch.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sasebo day trip planner .

You can drive from Nagasaki to Sasebo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Sasebo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Sasebo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, then take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryuganji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Usa City Peace Museum, then don't miss a visit to Usajingu Shrine, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kinrin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beppu trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Sasebo to Beppu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sasebo in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beppu: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Usa, Lake Kinrin
Highlights from your plan
Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Usajingu Shrine ©
Usajingu Shrine

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Ohori Park, take an in-depth tour of Fukuoka City Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nijino Matsubara, see the interesting displays at Kyushu National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Temmangu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kushida Shrine.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Beppu to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Beppu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fukuoka, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Nijino Matsubara
Highlights from your plan
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

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