16 days in Narita, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Narita, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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16 days in Narita, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
fly:  9 h
1
Narita
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Tokyo
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Osaka
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Tokyo
— 5 nights
bus:  9 h 30 min
End: Gold Coast

1
night
Narita

Narita ©
Pilgrims and aviators come to Narita, a town known during the Edo period for its temple, and now known primarily for its airport.
For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Narita trip builder .

Gold Coast, Australia to Narita is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gold Coast to Narita. When traveling from Gold Coast in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Narita: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narita

Historic Sites
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Naritasan Omote Sando ©
Naritasan Omote Sando
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

3
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.
On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine and then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Narita to Tokyo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Tokyo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

5
nights
Osaka

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

5
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip builder .

Take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

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