34 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

34 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kanazawa, Japan
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
4
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
5
Takachiho-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
7
Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
8
Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
9
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
10
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights

4
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get some cultural insight at Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Oyama Shrine. Take a break from the city and head to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Katsuyama (Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine) & Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum) and Takayama (Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), Takayama Jinya, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kanazawa Castle Hashizume Gate Tsuzukiyagura, contemplate the long history of Nomura Family Samurai House, and take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip tool.

San Diego, USA to Kanazawa is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in May since evenings lows in Kanazawa dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Takayama, Katsuyama, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

4
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sanjusangendo Temple and Heian Shrine. Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Nishiki Market Shopping District. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Todai-ji Temple in Nara--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, don't miss a visit to Eikando Zenrinji Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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.
Popular historic sites such as Daishoin Temple and Atomic Bomb Dome are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Yamato Museum and JMSDF Kure Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine & Itsukushima Shrine Torii). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Tobishima Kaido
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Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

2
nights
Yakushima-cho, Japan

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, thenmake a trip to Wilson Stump, and finally get outside with Nagata Inakahama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get outside with Yakusugi Land.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. May in Yakushima-cho sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

2
nights
Takachiho-cho, Japan

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
On the 16th (Sun), go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amano Iwato Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takachiho Shrine, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Takachiho Gorge, and finally admire the sheer force of Manai Falls. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Shirakawa Springs and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kunimigaoka.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Takachiho-cho online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Yakushima-cho to Takachiho-cho takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shirakawa Springs
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Amano Yasugawara ©
Amano Yasugawara
Takachiho Shrine ©
Takachiho Shrine
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

2
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, thenhead off the coast to Iriomote Island, thenhead outdoors with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Takachiho-cho to Iriomote-jima takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Takachiho-cho in May, with highs in Iriomote-jima at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

4
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Hirakubozaki and Yonehara Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kondoi Beach and Sunset Beach. Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, stroll around Kabira Park, visit a coastal fixture at Oganzaki Lighthouse, and take in the pleasant sights at Cape Ongazaki.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary website.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki in 1.5 hours. May in Ishigaki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Take a break from the city and head to Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Sunayama Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, step off the mainland to explore Kouri Island, and take in the views from Irabu Ohashi.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. In May in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

5
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.
Nezu Museum and Asakusa Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nezu Shrine and Ueno District. And it doesn't end there: visit Yanaka District, admire the masterpieces at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sengaku-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online holiday planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Tokyo in 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Nezu Museum ©
Nezu Museum
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MacRitchie Nature Trail and The Intan. Shop till you drop at Clarke Quay and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Battlebox, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, and browse the different shops at Raffles City.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Singapore in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Singapore. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect Singapore to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
The Intan ©
The Intan

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