32 days in United States & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

32 days in United States & Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Drive
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Motobu-cho, Japan
— 1 day
Bus to Furujima, Fly to Miyakojima
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 1 night
Fly
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 1 night
Ferry to Ishigaki, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fort Lauderdale, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Baton Rouge, United States
— 4 nights
Drive
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Shreveport, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Leonard Wood, United States
— 2 nights
Drive to Springfield Branson National Airport, Fly to Kume-jima

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Motobu-cho, Japan — 1 day

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.
On the 24th (Wed), meet the residents at Okichan Theater, observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, and then don't miss a visit to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Motobu-cho road trip planning website.

Kume-jima to Motobu-cho is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Motobu-cho can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Miyakojima, Japan — 1 night

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, then snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and then snap pictures at Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Miyakojima takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Kabira Bay. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Yonehara Beach, kick back and relax at Kondoi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki road trip site.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
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Iriomote-jima, Japan — 1 night

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Iriomote-jima holiday site.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In August in Iriomote-jima, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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Las Vegas, United States — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Las Vegas takes 21.5 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Iriomote-jima in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fort Lauderdale.
Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Fort Lauderdale, United States — 5 nights

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Molasses Reef and Sugar Sand Park. Explore Fort Lauderdale's surroundings by going to Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands (in Boynton Beach), Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (in Boca Raton) and Miami (Wynwood & Walking tours). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Florida Lighthouse, explore the activities along Intracoastal Waterway, kick back and relax at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, and examine the collection at International Swimming Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Fort Lauderdale by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Fort Lauderdale. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Fort Lauderdale. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
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Orlando, United States — 5 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and Balloon Rides. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 14th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Fun Spot America, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (Orlando).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orlando planning site.

Traveling by flight from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September in Orlando, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Baton Rouge.
Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
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Baton Rouge, United States — 4 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Step off the beaten path and head to Whitney Plantation and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Venture out of the city with trips to The Myrtles Plantation (in Saint Francisville), Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Houmas House and Gardens (in Darrow). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, see the interesting displays at Louisiana State Archives, and get curious at Louisiana Art & Science Museum.

Discover how to plan a Baton Rouge trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Baton Rouge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Shreveport.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Shreveport, United States — 2 nights

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): cool off at Splash Kingdom Waterpark and then try to win big at Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Red River District and then buy something for everyone on your list at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shreveport attractions planning website.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Shreveport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Shreveport sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fort Leonard Wood.
Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Fort Leonard Wood, United States — 2 nights

Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army installation located in the Missouri Ozarks. On the 21st (Wed), walk around Joint Services Park and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Leonard Wood Museum. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at US Army Chemical Corps Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at US Army Engineer Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at US Army Military Police Corps Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fort Leonard Wood online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Fort Leonard Wood takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Shreveport in September, expect Fort Leonard Wood to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Okinawa Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Aquariums
Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. It comprises hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over long. The Ryukyus extend southwest from Kyushu (the southwesternmost of Japan's four main islands) to Taiwan. The Okinawa Prefecture encompasses the southern two thirds of that chain. Naha, Okinawa's capital, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island.Although Okinawa comprises just 0.6 percent of Japan's total land mass, about 75 percent of all U.S. military installations stationed in Japan are assigned in Okinawa. Currently about 26,000 of the U.S. troops deployed in Japan are based in the prefecture.

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.