33 days in Japan Itinerary

33 days in Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Japan attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Sapporo
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kyoto
— 5 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Fly to Okinawa, Ferry to Motobu-cho
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Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Ferry to タクマ3乗船券販売所, Fly to Ishigaki
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Ishigaki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 7 nights
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Sapporo

— 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Kids will enjoy Odori Park and Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura). Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Noboribetsu (Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe & Jigokudani), Hamada Marutome Fruits Gaden (in Sobetsu-cho) and Otaru Canal (in Otaru). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, get into the urban bustle at Sapporo Underground Shopping Centre Aurora Town, meet the residents at Maruyama Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Sapporo Clock Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sapporo online visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Sapporo is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Sapporo, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Kanazawa

— 3 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, stroll through Gongenmori Beach, see the interesting displays at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa holiday maker app.

You can fly from Sapporo to Kanazawa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Sapporo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kanazawa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Kyoto

— 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.
Bring the kids along to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Universal Studios Japan. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Kuromon Market (in Nippombashi) and Osaka (Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, admire the striking features of Chion-in Temple Sammon, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Hiroshima

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Attractions like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Miyajima). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and engage your brain at Hiroshima Children's Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Motobu-cho

— 3 nights
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Bring the kids along to Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium and Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son) and Nago (Busena Marine Park, Kise Beach, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okichan Theater, explore the gorgeous colors at USS Emmons, kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Motobu-cho trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hiroshima to Motobu-cho in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Motobu-cho are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Ishigaki

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Kabira Bay and Yonehara Beach. Step out of Ishigaki to go to Iriomote-jima and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, stroll through Sukuji Beach, visit Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, and add some adventure to your tour with Fusaki Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

Getting from Motobu-cho to Ishigaki by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. July in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Tokyo

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Urayasu Comprehensive Park (in Urayasu). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, visit Odaiba District, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Tokyo takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Tokyo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 29:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.