40 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

40 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Okinawa Prefecture trip planner

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Naha
— 5 nights
2
Tokashiki-son
— 3 nights
3
Motobu-cho
— 5 nights
4
Kumejima-cho
— 4 nights
5
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
6
Ishigaki
— 8 nights
7
Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
8
Hateruma-jima
— 2 nights

5
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: American Village (in Chatan-cho), Onna-son (Cape Maeda, Blue Cave, &more) and Kamimuyra Brewery (in Uruma). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, make a trip to Kokusaidori, and stop by Fukurasha.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha trip maker app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Naha is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Naha due to the time zone difference. September in Naha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Naha

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Onna-son, Itoman, Chatan-cho, Nanjo, Tomigusuku
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

3
nights
Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son ©
Explore Tokashiki-son's surroundings by going to Zamami-son (Ajanamutu Viewing Platform, Gahi Island, &more).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokashiki-son route planning site.

Drive from Naha to Tokashiki-son in 2 hours. In September in Tokashiki-son, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach
Kerama Islands ©
Kerama Islands

5
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Nago (Fukugawa Falls, Busena Marine Park, &more), Izena-son (Shirasagi Lookout, Mt. Izena Forest Park, &more) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Kouri Ocean Tower). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, kick back and relax at Nago citizen Beach, get outside with Gorilla Chop, and meet the residents at Okichan Theater.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho road trip planning website.

You can drive from Tokashiki-son to Motobu-cho in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Nago, Izena-son
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi

4
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima-cho is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Hatenohama, enjoy the sand and surf at Shimajiri Beach, contemplate the long history of Uegusukujo Castle Ruin, and get outside with Ala Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumejima-cho trip site.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Kumejima-cho by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin ©
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island, take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kumejima-cho to Miyakojima in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

8
nights
Ishigaki

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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, and walk around Kabira Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planning site.

Fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. September in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

5
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, head outdoors with Ida no Hama Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Funauki Village.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima trip builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Iriomote-jima can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

2
nights
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Hateruma Port, head outdoors with Nishihama Beach, kick back and relax at Coral Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hamashitan Habitat, then enjoy breathtaking views from Haterum Island Starlight Tower, and finally stop by Minami Kyodo Baiten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, and then kick back and relax at Pemuchi Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Iriomote-jima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In October in Hateruma-jima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan ©
Hateruma Port ©
Hateruma Port

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