13 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

13 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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13 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Nakijin-son
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Denver

3
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, walk around Banna Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ishigaki route planner .

Denver, USA to Ishigaki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Denver to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ishigaki: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Miyakojima can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach

2
nights
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cape Manzamo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Kouri Ohashi, then meet the residents at Okichan Theater, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Akabaka Beach, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, then head off the coast to Minnajima Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sesoko Labyrinth.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nakijin-son day trip planner.

Getting from Miyakojima to Nakijin-son by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Cape Manzamo, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo

3
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Sefa-Utaki (in Nanjo), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Onna-son) and American Village (in Chatan-cho). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, take in nature's colorful creations at Shikinaen Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aharen Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Naha trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Nakijin-son to Naha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Naha, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zamami-son, American Village, Sefa-Utaki, Tower of Kyoto, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

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