18 days in Japan & Bali Itinerary

18 days in Japan & Bali Itinerary

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Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kintamani, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive
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Besakih, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Canggu, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly to Osaka Kansai, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking. Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Mason Elephant Park (in Tegalalang) and Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari (in Sanur). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and Head underground at Elephant Cave.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ubud trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Ubud is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 8 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Ubud hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kintamani.

Things to do in Ubud

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Kintamani, Indonesia

— 1 night
With mountains, volcanic lakes, historical temples, and a rich local culture, a Kintamani holiday offers plenty of delights.
You've now added Bali Instagram Tour to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get impressive views of Mt Batur and then trek along with Bali Instagram Tour.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kintamani holiday planning app.

Drive from Ubud to Kintamani in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Besakih.

Things to do in Kintamani

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
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Besakih, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Besakih Temple. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pasar Agung Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Edelweis Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Besakih Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Besakih trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kintamani to Besakih takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Besakih are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canggu.

Things to do in Besakih

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Canggu, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the famous Kuta Beach, the once small fishing village of Canggu has now become synonymous with a popular stretch of beach resorts and Western-owned villas.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Nyaman Gallery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, then stop by KAYU surfboards, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canggu tour planner.

You can drive from Besakih to Canggu in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Canggu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Canggu

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyajima, Daishoin Temple and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daishoin Temple, then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, and then get to know the fascinating history of Takinokoji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima road trip planning site.

Getting from Canggu to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Canggu in September; daily highs in Hiroshima reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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.
You've added Arashiyama, Nishiki Market Shopping District, Ginkakuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, look for gifts at Horando, Togetsukyo Honten, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura.

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Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meiji Jingu Shrine, Ueno Park, Tokyo Skytree, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), then don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree, and then test the waters at Akebono-yu. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hachiko, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. September in Tokyo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.