22 days in Cook Islands & Japan Itinerary

22 days in Cook Islands & Japan Itinerary

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Avarua, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights

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Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Avarua is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Titikaveka Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Te Rua Manga (The Needle), and stroll through Aroa Marine Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Avarua tour builder website.

Venice, Italy to Avarua is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Cook Islands Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Venice in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Avarua. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aitutaki.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Titikaveka Beach
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Punanga Nui ©
Punanga Nui

3
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki ©
Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
Aitutaki is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Aitutaki Lagoon, take in nature's colorful creations at Aitutaki Secret Garden, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Maungapu.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aitutaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Aitutaki takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Aitutaki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Aitutaki Lagoon ©
Aitutaki Lagoon
One Foot Island ©
One Foot Island
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Akihabara, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For maps and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker tool.

You can fly from Aitutaki to Tokyo in 26 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Aitutaki to Tokyo. In June in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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Kyoto, Japan

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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

Plan my day in Kyoto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Osaka itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Himeji Castle
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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