29 days in Japan & Indonesia Itinerary

29 days in Japan & Indonesia Itinerary

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29 days in Japan & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  17 h
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Tokyo, Japan
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Tokushima, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Umaji-mura, Japan
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kochi, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Matsuyama, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Manno-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Takamatsu, Japan
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  18 h 15 min
9
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h
10
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Tampaksiring, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Ungasan, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Zurich to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Tokyo is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toTokushima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Tokushima, Japan

Tokushima ©
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
Get outdoors at Shirotori Zoo and Okazaki Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kumadaniji Temple and Okuboji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Tokushima side-trips: Tairyuji Temple (in Anan), Oasahiko Shrine (in Naruto) and Shōsan-ji Temple (in Kamiyama-cho). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokushima online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Tokushima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokushima: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Umaji-mura.

Things to do in Tokushima

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Naruto, Okuboji Temple, Tairyuji Temple, Shōsan-ji Temple, Shirotori Zoo
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Oasahiko Shrine ©
Oasahiko Shrine
Tairyuji Temple ©
Tairyuji Temple
Shōsan-ji Temple ©
Shōsan-ji Temple

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Umaji-mura, Japan

Umaji-mura ©
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konrinji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Koguchi Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Lake Yanase.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Umaji-mura travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tokushima to Umaji-mura in 5 hours. While traveling from Tokushima, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Umaji-mura, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi.

Things to do in Umaji-mura

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Yanase ©
Lake Yanase

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Kochi, Japan

Kochi ©
The port city of Kochi has a rich and varied history that has left its mark on the look and feel of the urban area.
To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Umaji-mura to Kochi by car takes about 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kochi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Kochi

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi Prefecture, Zenshibuji Temple, Kami City Takashi Yanase Memorial Museum Anpanman Museum
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Chikurinji Temple ©
Chikurinji Temple
Tosa Shrine ©
Tosa Shrine

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Matsuyama, Japan

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kashima Kaisuiyokujo and Mikasahama Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daishoin Temple and Itsukushima Shrine Torii. Explore Matsuyama's surroundings by going to Yokomineji (in Saijo), Thermal Spas (in Imabari) and Okunoshima Island (in Takehara). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Taisanji Temple, identify plant and animal life at Namekawakeikoku, take an in-depth tour of Yuzuki Castle Museum, and meet the residents at Ehime Tobe Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kochi to Matsuyama in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Matsuyama, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manno-cho.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kamoizumi Sake Brewery, Yokomineji, Namekawakeikoku, Okunoshima Island
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Okunoshima Island ©
Okunoshima Island
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Mikasahama Beach ©
Mikasahama Beach

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Manno-cho, Japan

Manno-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kannoji Temple, pause for some photo ops at Ryuto-in Monument, then don't miss a visit to Shidarezakura of Horike, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Mikado Gorge. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Okubo Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takinomiya Temmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takinomiya Shrine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Takinomiya Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yasaka Shrine.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manno-cho online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Manno-cho takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Manno-cho are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Manno-cho

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Ayagawa-cho
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Takinomiya Park ©
Takinomiya Park
Takinomiya Shrine ©
Takinomiya Shrine
Takinomiya Temmangu Shrine ©
Takinomiya Temmangu Shrine

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Takamatsu, Japan

Takamatsu ©
A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Shikoku Mura Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakuriji Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Washu Observation Deck, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Washu. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kikugetu-tei, enjoy the sea views from Takamatsuko Tamamo Breakwater Light, examine the collection at Inujima Seirensho Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Former Nozakike House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Negoroji Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Takamatsu day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manno-cho to Takamatsu takes 1.5 hours. In April in Takamatsu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Kikugetsutei ©
Kikugetsutei
Yakuriji Temple ©
Yakuriji Temple
Negoroji Temple ©
Negoroji Temple

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi and Koajiro Forest. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kitanomaru Park and Hozomon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura Hiking Trails (in Kamakura), Tokyo Horse Racetrack (in Fuchu) and Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory (in Tsurumi). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at VR Zone Shinjuku. See some other sides of Tokyo: stroll through Former Fukukawa Gardens, admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koami Shrine, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Takamatsu to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koajiro Forest, Kamakura Hiking Trails, Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi, Tokyo Horse Racetrack, Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi ©
Gongendo Sakura Tsutsumi
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson) ©
Ryusen-ji Temple (Meguro Fudoson)

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Nusa Penida, Indonesia

The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pasih Andus, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Giri Putri Cave, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Atuh Beach. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Crystal Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kelingking Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pasih Uug Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nusa Penida journey builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tokyo to Nusa Penida. Traveling from Tokyo to Nusa Penida, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in April, things will get warmer in Nusa Penida: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atuh Beach ©
Atuh Beach
Giri Putri Cave ©
Giri Putri Cave

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Amed, Indonesia

Amed ©
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Amed Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lempuyang Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Agung, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lipah Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amed vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Nusa Penida to Amed with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Amed are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampaksiring.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lempuyang Temple, Amed Beach, Mount Agung
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Amed Beach ©
Amed Beach
Lempuyang Temple ©
Lempuyang Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Tampaksiring, Indonesia

Tampaksiring ©
Situated about 18 km (11 mi) east of Ubud, Tampaksiring represents one of Bali's first pre-colonial kingdoms, and also houses one of the biggest and most important temples in the whole of Indonesia.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Cantik Agriculture, relax in the rural setting at Pande's Farm, then ride a horse along Ubud Horse Stables, and finally contemplate the long history of Mengening Temple. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Gunung Sari Dance, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tukad Cepung Waterfall, then admire the landmark architecture of Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa, and finally get engrossed in the history at Taman Gili and Museum Daerah Semarapura.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampaksiring attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Amed to Tampaksiring takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Tampaksiring are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ungasan.

Things to do in Tampaksiring

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Gianyar, Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa, Ubud Horse Stables, Pande's Farm, Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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Ubud Horse Stables ©
Ubud Horse Stables
Tukad Cepung Waterfall ©
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa ©
Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa

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Ungasan, Indonesia

Ungasan ©
Surrounded by the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Ungasan is steadily developing into a popular yet exclusive seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Melasti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puja Mandala, then examine the collection at Museum PASIFIKA, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Bali Jetpacks and Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Blue Point Beach and then kick back and relax at Bingin Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ungasan trip planner .

You can drive from Tampaksiring to Ungasan in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ungasan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ungasan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nusa Dua, Bingin Beach
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
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Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Puja Mandala ©
Puja Mandala