12 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

12 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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12 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Miyakojima
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
3
Hateruma-jima
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Zamami-son
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Imugya Beach, then kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and finally get outside with Boraga Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip itinerary app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Miyakojima is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect Miyakojima to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Escape the urban bustle at Kabira Bay and Cape Hirakubozaki. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, get outside with Kondoi Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a stroll through Misaki Town.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay

1
night
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
On the 26th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japn, then kick back and relax at Pemuchi Beach, then kick back and relax at Nishihama Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Coral Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach

2
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ama Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, then enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Toma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nishibama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hizushi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kushibaru Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zamami-son online tour itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima to Zamami-son with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Naha.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Hizushi Beach ©
Hizushi Beach
Ama Beach ©
Ama Beach

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nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Aharen Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shurijo Castle and Yomitanson Bunker. Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Cape Manzamo (in Onna-son), Akabaka Beach (in Nakijin-son) and Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (in Motobu-cho). There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers and don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Naha sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zamami-son to Naha in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Onna-son, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Aharen Beach, Akabaka Beach, Yomitanson Bunker
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

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