49 days in Japan & Dammam Itinerary

49 days in Japan & Dammam Itinerary

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Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
Ferry to 石垣港離島ターミナル, Fly to Miyako Jima
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zamami-son, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Onna-son, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Izumo, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Shari-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan

— 5 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.
Head to Yurateiku Market and Nei Museum of Artfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Cape Hirakubozaki and Oganzaki Lighthouse. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement, head outdoors with Kaiji Beach, and take in the waterfront at Nishi Pier.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki trip itinerary website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Ishigaki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Ishigaki is 6 hours. Traveling from Dammam in October, you will find days in Ishigaki are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Iriomote-jima, Japan

— 2 nights
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
On the 7th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, then kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shirahama Port. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Iriomote Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, then get outside with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 2 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 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Miyakojima, Japan

— 4 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunayama Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aragusuku Beach and Nakanoshima Beach. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, head outdoors with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Zamami-son, Japan

— 2 nights
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head off the coast to Gahi Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, enjoy the sand and surf at Kushibaru Beach, kick back and relax at Furuzamami Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Zamami Island, and finally get outside with Ama Beach. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Toma, step off the mainland to explore Kerama Islands, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach, then kick back and relax at Nishibama Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hizushi Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zamami-son attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Miyakojima to Zamami-son with the Route module. October in Zamami-son sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Onna-son, Japan

— 5 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Visit Nakagusuku Castle Ruins and Okinawa Peace Memorial Park for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Manza Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Motobu-cho (Bisezaki, Emerald Beach, &more), Kunigami-son (Daisekirinzan & Okuma Beach) and Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins, Akabaka Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sefa-Utaki, kick back and relax at Toyosaki Kaihin Koen, explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, and don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Onna-son road trip tool.

You can drive from Zamami-son to Onna-son in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:

Yakushima-cho, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and Oko no Taki Fall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yakusugi Land and Nagata Inakahama. There's lots more to do: trek along Seibu Trail, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, make a trip to Taikoiwa, and take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yakushima-cho online journey maker.

Fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Onna-son in October, expect nights in Yakushima-cho to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Izumo.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Izumo, Japan

— 2 nights
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, then admire the masterpieces at Adachi Museum of Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamosu Shrine. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Inasa Beach, enjoy the sea views from Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hinomisaki Shrine, contemplate the long history of Former Taisha Station, then take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Izumo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Izumo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, Izumo is a bit cooler than Yakushima-cho - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

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.
Itsukushima Shrine and Atomic Bomb Dome will appeal to history buffs. Yamato Museum and JMSDF Kure Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple & Senjokaku). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima holiday site.

Getting from Izumo to Hiroshima by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gio-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Mizuno Sportology Gallery (in Osaka), Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Kyoto sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:

Shari-cho, Japan

— 3 nights
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shiretoko Goko Lake and Lake Mashu. Escape the urban bustle at Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Road to Heaven. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Teshikaga-cho (Mt. Mashu & Lake Mashu 3rd Observatory). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Shiretoko National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Shiretoko Misaki, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Io, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shiretoko Peninsula.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Shari-cho trip planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Shari-cho in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Shari-cho is a bit cooler than Kyoto - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

Tokyo, Japan

— 7 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at teamLab☆Planets and Zojo-ji Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Mori Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shari-cho to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shari-cho in November, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 11°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dammam.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 12:

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

— 6 nights
Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
Take a break from the city and head to Al Fanateer Beach and Al Nakheel Beach. Popular historic sites such as Tarout Castle and Joatha Mosque are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Al Khobar (Half Moon Beach & Taybeen Museum) and Al Hofuf (Ibrahim Palace & Hafouf National Museum). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, browse the different shops at Othaim Mall, relax and rejuvenate at Astralis Spa, and look for gifts at Al Hayat Plaza.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dammam trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tokyo to Dammam. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Tokyo to Dammam. Traveling from Tokyo in November, expect nights in Dammam to be somewhat warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dammam

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:

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.