22 days in London & Japan Itinerary

22 days in London & Japan Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
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Hiroshima, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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London, United Kingdom

— 8 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Museum of London Docklands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Oxford (Christ Church Cathedral & Pitt Rivers Museum). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, and take a stroll through Primrose Hill.

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Manchester to London is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Ishigaki, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yonehara Beach and Cape Hirakubozaki. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kondoi Beach and Sunset Beach. Spend 12th (Sun) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kabira Bay and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

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You can fly from London to Ishigaki in 17.5 hours. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 37°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Miyakojima, Japan

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, then stroll through Yabiji, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunayama Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagamahama Beach Coast.

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Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hiroshima, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Miyajima. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Misen and Atomic Bomb Dome. When in Hiroshima, make a side trip to see Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi, approximately Hatsukaichi away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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You can fly from Miyakojima to Hiroshima in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in June; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore hidden gems such as Ginkakuji Temple and Gion. Get a sense of the local culture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and stroll through Katsura Imperial Villa.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.