14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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14 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Billund
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Tokyo
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Kita
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Billund

4
nights
Tokyo

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace, contemplate the long history of Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner .

Billund, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Billund in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo-jo Castle.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Kita is known for . Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kita trip planner .

You can drive from Kyoto to Kita in 1.5 hours. October in Kita sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kita

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Osaka
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

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