60 days in Japan, Beijing & Melbourne Itinerary

60 days in Japan, Beijing & Melbourne Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 9 nights
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Beijing, China
— 7 nights
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Naha, Japan
— 1 night
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Zamami-son, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kohama-jima, Japan
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Hatoma-jima, Japan
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Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 4 nights
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Hateruma-jima, Japan
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 7 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
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Tokyo, Japan — 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Kii Mountains. Visit Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine for their historical value. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple & Kōtoku-in) and Yokohama (Sankeien Gardens & Yokohama Nature Sanctuary). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, visit Akihabara, and shop like a local with Ginza.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get much warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:

Kyoto, Japan — 9 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Dotombori District. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Arashiyama, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Beijing.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 21:

Beijing, China — 7 nights

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Step out of the city life by going to Mutianyu Great Wall and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Get some cultural insight at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Palace Museum, explore the galleries of 798 Art Zone, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Beijing travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Beijing takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Beijing. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Beijing are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Naha.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 29:

Naha, Japan — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Naminoue Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cape Manzamo, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Yachimun Street, and finally stop by Yacchi & Moon.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naha road trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Naha in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Beijing in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naha, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zamami-son.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Zamami-son, Japan — 3 nights

The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Step out of the city life by going to Furuzamami Beach and Aharen Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Aka Beach and Nishibama Beach. Explore Zamami-son's surroundings by going to Tokashiki-son (Shingaki Shoten & Tokashiku Beach). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Zamamijima Island, enjoy breathtaking views from Takatsukiyama Observatory Deck, and snap pictures at Aka Bridge.

Plan my day in Zamami-son using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Naha to Zamami-son in 1.5 hours. In July in Zamami-son, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kohama-jima.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Kohama-jima, Japan — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hairumubushi Beach, then examine the collection at Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi, then take a peaceful walk through Mangrove at Ishinagata Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kubazaki Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kohama-jima online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Zamami-son to Kohama-jima with the Route module. July in Kohama-jima sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hatoma-jima.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Hatoma-jima, Japan — 1 night

On the 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Hatomanakamori, kick back and relax at Shimanakahama, then contemplate the long history of Bushinuya Ato, then visit a coastal fixture at Hatomajima Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Yara Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hatoma-jima trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kohama-jima to Hatoma-jima. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Iriomote-jima, Japan — 4 nights

Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ida no Hama Beach and Todomari Beach. Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Iriomote Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, make a trip to Funauki Village, contemplate the long history of Residence of Niimori, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hatoma-jima to Iriomote-jima. July in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hateruma-jima.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Hateruma-jima, Japan — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Haterum Island Starlight Tower, don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japan, then take in the waterfront at Hateruma Port, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pemuchi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hateruma-jima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Iriomote-jima to Hateruma-jima with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Hateruma-jima can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Ishigaki, Japan — 7 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.
Cape Hirakubozaki and Torinji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Fusaki Beach and Sunset Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, stroll through Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hateruma-jima to Ishigaki. In July, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Miyakojima.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 18:

Miyakojima, Japan — 6 nights

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 Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach and Sunayama Beach. Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse and Harimizu Utaki are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sawada no hama Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, and play a few rounds at Emerald Coast Golf Links.

Planning Miyakojima trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Melbourne, Australia — 9 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at St. Kilda Beach and Flynns Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring), Cowes Beach (in Cowes) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and stroll through Red Rock Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Miyakojima to Melbourne in 19 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miyakojima to Melbourne. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miyakojima in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 3:

Japan travel guide

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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.

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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