12 days in Osaka & Mallaig Itinerary

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Bus to 県庁前駅, Fly to Osaka
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Osaka, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Mallaig
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Mallaig, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan — 7 nights

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more), Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, shop like a local with Dotombori District, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka trip planner.

Okinawa City to Osaka is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mallaig.
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Mallaig, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Haggard Alley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circular Walk, then stroll through Camusdarach Beach, and finally cruise along Morar Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument, then stroll the grounds of Maelrubha's Chapel, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Morar.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mallaig planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Osaka to Mallaig. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Osaka to Mallaig due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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