18 days in Paris, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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18 days in Paris, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Kita, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Paris, France

7
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champagne Sourdet-Diot and words and things. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Champagne Tarlant and Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres (in Ingrannes) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, stroll the grounds of German Cemetery Belleau, wander the streets of Trocadero, and identify plant and animal life at Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, Champagne Dechelle Henri et Fille, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères, Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi, Champagne Sourdet-Diot
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Champagne Dom Caudron ©
Champagne Dom Caudron
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères ©
Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ueno and Museum of Yebisu Beer. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Kumotori and Kamiyatsuno Okusuu. Venture out of the city with trips to Minato Mirai 21 (in Yokohama) and Katsuura (Ubara Risokyo & Osakana Mura). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Yanaka, view the masterpieces at Gallery 916, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, and pick up some local products at Farmer's Market at UNU.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Paris to Tokyo in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kita.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Katsuura, Kamiyatsuno Okusuu, Minato Mirai 21, Mt. Kumotori, Mt. Hiruzen
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Ueno ©
Ueno
Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Ubara Risokyo ©
Ubara Risokyo

5
nights
Kita, Japan

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mint Museum and Sanno Art Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and Senko-ji Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kita trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kita can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kita

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Hankyu Umeda Gallery ©
Hankyu Umeda Gallery
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum

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