21 days in Asia Itinerary

21 days in Asia Itinerary

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21 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
Fly:  13​h
1
Tokyo
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Nara
— 1 day
train:  30​min
4
Osaka
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + ferry:  3​h
6
Naoshima-cho
— 1 day
+2
ferry + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
7
Osaka
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
8
Hakone-machi
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
9
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
10
Nikko
— 1 day
train:  2​h
11
Tokyo
— 1 night
train:  1​h
12
Yokohama
— 1 day
train:  1​h
13
Tokyo
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Guadalajara

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planning tool .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Guadalajara to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in April, you will find days in Tokyo are colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, contemplate the long history of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
day
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, walk around Nara Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nara vacation builder site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Nara is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

2
nights
Osaka

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.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senko-ji Temple, then make a trip to Kuromon Market, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden and then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip maker .

You can take a train from Nara to Osaka in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nara in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Osaka, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Himeji
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker app .

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

1
day
Naoshima-cho

Naoshima-cho ©
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
You've now added Chichu Art Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Art House Project, explore the world behind art at Benesse House Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Chichu Art Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Naoshima-cho visit app .

Do a combination of train, bus, and ferry from Hiroshima to Naoshima-cho in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Naoshima-cho, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Benesse House Museum ©
Benesse House Museum
Chichu Art Museum ©
Chichu Art Museum
Art House Project ©
Art House Project

2
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kuchu Teien Observatory, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and finally take a stroll through Minami (Namba).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Naoshima-cho to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

1
night
Hakone-machi

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), then make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and finally steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hakone-machi trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Hakone-machi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Osaka in April: highs in Hakone-machi hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You will leave for Tokyo on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Parks Nature
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Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

4
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
See even more of Tokyo: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, stroll around Ueno Park, appreciate the history behind Hachiko, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo driving holiday website .

You can take a train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

1
day
Nikko

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
On the 19th (Sun), walk around Nikko National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, then find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ashikaga Flower Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nikko road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nikko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokyo in April: highs in Nikko hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nikko National Park, Ashikaga Flower Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ashikaga Flower Park ©
Ashikaga Flower Park
Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Nikko National Park ©
Nikko National Park

1
night
Tokyo

Tokyo
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You can take a train from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nikko in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 12°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
day
Yokohama

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Hase-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, explore the world behind art at Yokohama Museum of Art, then take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, and finally walk around Yamashita Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yokohama trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Yokohama takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Yokohama are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Yamashita Park ©
Yamashita Park

2
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): wander the streets of Akihabara and then wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods
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Highlights from your plan
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

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