33 days in Japan, Manila & El Nido Itinerary

33 days in Japan, Manila & El Nido Itinerary

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33 days in Japan, Manila & El Nido Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Fujiyoshida, Japan
— 1 night
train:  6​h
3
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Nagoya, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Manila, Philippines
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Omoide Yokocho, Yokohama Chinatown and Takeshita Street. On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Omoide Yokocho. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Takeshita Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Tokyo is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Fujiyoshida.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yokohama Chinatown
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street
Yokohama Chinatown ©
Yokohama Chinatown

1
night
Fujiyoshida, Japan

Fujiyoshida ©
A gateway to the volcano, Fujiyoshida sits in the shadow of a giant, and everything across the city seemingly points toward the iconic symbol of national pride, Mount Fuji.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Fuji-Q Highland.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fujiyoshida trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Tokyo to Fujiyoshida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tokyo in March, expect nights in Fujiyoshida to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Fujiyoshida

Theme Parks
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Fuji-Q Highland ©
Fuji-Q Highland

4
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Kuromon Market has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi), Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo) and Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji & Toji).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Osaka road trip website .

Traveling by car from Fujiyoshida to Osaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fujiyoshida in March, you will find days in Osaka are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Okayama Korakuen Garden (in Okayama), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, and steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima visit site .

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Okayama Korakuen Garden
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
nights
Fukuoka, Japan

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Canal City Hakata has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Komenoyama Obsevatory. On your second day here, make a trip to Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Canal City Hakata, and then browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
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Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine

3
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nabana no Sato, Nagashima Spa Land and Nachi Mitaki Falls. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Osu Shopping Street.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nagoya online day trip planner .

Fly from Fukuoka to Nagoya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Fukuoka in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nagoya: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toTokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kuwana, Nachi Mitaki Falls
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Nachi Mitaki Falls ©
Nachi Mitaki Falls
Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street
Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gotokuji Temple. Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Odaiba and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in April: highs in Tokyo hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Manila.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Ginza ©
Ginza
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

6
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Manila trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Manila takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: high temperatures in Manila hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. You will leave for El Nido on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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3
nights
El Nido, Philippines

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Seven Commando Beach, kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read El Nido day trip planning tool .

Getting from Manila to El Nido by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

2
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manila road trip tool .

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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