26 days in Japan & China Itinerary

26 days in Japan & China Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Ishigaki, Japan
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Hong Kong, China
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Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ginza and Senso-ji Temple. Shop till you drop at Art Jeunesse Akihabara and Asakusa. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Odaiba District, don't miss a visit to Takeshita Street, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary maker website.

Orlando, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 14 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Classes
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kofuku-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Nara Park (in Nara). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planning website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kyoto are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 3 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nei Museum of Art and Cape Hirakubozaki. Spend 11th (Sat) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's still lots to do: stop by Yurateiku Market, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory, and explore the activities along Kabira Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Ishigaki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in June; daily highs in Ishigaki reach 89°F and lows reach 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Hong Kong, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Head to MingCha Tea House and IFC mallfor plenty of shopping. Hong Kong Museum of History and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong journey maker app.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Hong Kong in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ishigaki to Hong Kong is minus 1 hour. In June in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 82°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to do a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Classes
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Macau, China

— 3 nights
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Ruins of St. Paul's and Taipa Village Macau will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) and Macao Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Iam Temple, take an in-depth tour of Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), browse the different shops at City of Dreams, and enjoy breathtaking views from Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Macau itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Macau

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Shanghai, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession. Head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Xintiandifor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Shanghai with a short trip to Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shanghai trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Macau to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. June in Shanghai sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Beijing, China

— 2 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Heaven, then get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and then admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, plan for little chillier nights in Beijing, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.

China travel guide

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With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.