Start: Paris, France
Paris, France— 7 nights
Tokyo, Japan— 4 nights
Osaka, Japan— 5 nights
End: Paris, France
Mon, Mar 25 - Thu, Apr 11
City of Light
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Champagne Dom Caudron and Champagne Michel Marcoult. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau and Champagne Sourdet-Diot. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres), Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères (in Ingrannes) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Champagne Tarlant, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi.
To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker site.
If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Tokyo.
Things to do in Paris
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau, Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Les Sables du Cul du Chien, Champagne Dom Caudron
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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.Appreciate the collections at Museum of Yebisu Beer and Gallery 916. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ueno District and Odaiba District. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Mt. Kumotori (in Okutama-machi), Katsuura (Ubara Risokyo & Osakana Mura) and Kamiyatsuno Okusuu (in Ogose-machi). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Yanaka District, get impressive views of Mt. Hiruzen, stop by Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, and browse the fresh offerings at Farmer's Market at UNU.
To find maps and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planning app.
Getting from Paris to Tokyo by flight takes about 16 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.
Things to do in Tokyo
Katsuura, Mt. Kumotori, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, Mt. Hiruzen, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu
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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.Visit Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Tekijuku for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Mint Museum and Tsunami and Storm Surge Disaster Prevention Station. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, appreciate the extensive heritage of Seaside Cosmo, see the interesting displays at Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Archive, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.
Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Osaka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Osaka
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