14 days in East Asia Itinerary

14 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Miyakojima, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Bus to Onna-son
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Onna-son, Japan
— 3 nights
Bus to Okinawa, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 3 nights
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Lhasa, China
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan — 3 nights

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Head to Atarasu Ichiba and Furusatofor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Aragusuku Beach and Irabu-jima Island. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Toguchi no Hama, step off the mainland to explore Shimojishima Island, kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miyakojima trip itinerary app.

Doha, Qatar to Miyakojima is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Doha to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Miyakojima, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Onna-son.
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Onna-son, Japan — 3 nights

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Head to Onna Station Nakayukui Market and AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOMfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katsuren Castle Ruins and Zakimi Castle Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Onna-son side-trips: Cape Zampa (in Yomitan-son), Motobu-cho (Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, Emerald Beach, &more) and Nakijin-son (Nakijin Castle Ruins & Kouri Ohashi). The adventure continues: Head underground at Blue Cave, kick back and relax at Manza Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Cape Maeda.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Onna-son road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 4 hours. In July in Onna-son, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.
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Ishigaki, Japan — 3 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.
On the 21st (Thu), head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kondoi Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ishigaki journey app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Onna-son to Ishigaki in 5 hours. July in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lhasa.
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Lhasa, China — 3 nights

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. It doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa trip planning site.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Lhasa in 19 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Ishigaki in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Lhasa: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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