26 days in Japan & Zurich Itinerary

26 days in Japan & Zurich Itinerary

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26 days in Japan & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  28​h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 17 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

17
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Edo-Tokyo Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Ikspiari (in Maihama), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest (in Nishitokyo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and wander the streets of Ginza.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tokyo is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Tokyo is 12 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in January, with highs in Tokyo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Yokohama, Kamakura, Urayasu, Hakone-machi, The University of Tokyo, Tanashi Forest
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Appreciate the collections at Swiss National Museum and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Hofkirche, Ufschotti Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, make a trip to Hauptbahnhof, and learn more about the world around you at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Zurich in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In January, Zurich is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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