30 days in Japan, Macau & Hong Kong Itinerary

30 days in Japan, Macau & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koya-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Macau
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Macau, China
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan — 5 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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo driving holiday site.

Mumbai, India to Tokyo is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In December, Tokyo is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa, Japan — 3 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanazawa side-trips: Aratama Valley (in Komatsu) and Shirakawa-mura (The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Nagase house, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, take in panoramic vistas at Kenrokuen Yamazakiyama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in December: highs in Kanazawa hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Japan — 5 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.
Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Kyoto sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Koya-cho.
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Koya-cho, Japan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fugen-in Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koyasan Okunoin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-in Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kongobu-ji Temple. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Mitarai Valley, relax and rejuvenate at Healing Space Koyasan Uguisu Seitaiin, steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichijo-in Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eko-in Temple.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koya-cho trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Koya-cho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Himeji.
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Himeji, Japan — 1 night

The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Himeji in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima, Japan — 2 nights

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima vacation maker app.

Getting from Himeji to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Macau.
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Macau, China — 6 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.
Macau is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Ruins of St. Paul's, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Iam Temple, steep yourself in history at Taipa Village Macau, and head off the coast to Coloane.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Macau vacation builder site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Macau takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hiroshima to Macau due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to do a combination of to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong, China — 5 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and head off the coast to Lantau island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of from Macau to Hong Kong in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

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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.
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