17 days in Japan & Honolulu Itinerary

17 days in Japan & Honolulu Itinerary

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17 days in Japan & Honolulu Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, United States
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Beppu, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Kobe, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
4
Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
End: Honolulu, United States


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2
nights
Beppu, Japan

Beppu
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Get out of town with these interesting Beppu side-trips: Usa (Ryuganji Temple, Oita Prefectural Museum of History, & more), Banjo Osakanakan (in Saiki) and Nakatsu (Yabakei Dam Memorial Park Keisekien & Shinyabakei Gorge). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kuju, enjoy breathtaking views from Jumonjibaru Observation Deck, explore the ancient world of Nanatsumori Ancient Tumulus, and stroll around Nyuta Nakashima Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beppu trip itinerary website .

Honolulu, USA to Beppu is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Beppu. Traveling from Honolulu in February, expect Beppu to be cooler, temps between 50°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kobe.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taketa, Usa, Nakatsu, Banjo Osakanakan
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

3
nights
Kobe, Japan

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Kobe side-trips: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en Garden) and Mt. Takamikura (in Kakogawa). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudoji Temple, steep yourself in history at Ishoan, and take in nature's colorful creations at Akashi National Government Park.

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Traveling by flight from Beppu to Kobe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Kobe are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Himeji, Mt. Takamikura, Royu Driveway
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

5
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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 Osaka's surroundings by going to Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Sanjusangendo Temple), Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osaka road trip planning app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kobe. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu route builder website .

You can fly from Osaka to Honolulu in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Traveling from Osaka in February, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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