19 days in Taipei, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

19 days in Taipei, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

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19 days in Taipei, Kyoto & Osaka Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
foot + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h
End: New York City, United States

7
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Raohe Street Night Market, Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong, Gondola Maokong Station, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Palace Museum and Datong Old Street. Taipei Confucius Temple and 228 Peace Memorial Park will appeal to history buffs. When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Shifen Waterfall in Pingxi, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, wander the streets of Ximending, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taipei sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Taipei is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time is 13 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 91°F and lows are around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

New Taipei, Taroko Gorge
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

4
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gion, Maruyama Park, Chion-in Temple, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle and make a trip to Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Taipei to Kyoto takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Taipei to Kyoto, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in June, with highs in Kyoto at 81°F and lows at 67°F. You'll set off for Osaka on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Gion
Gion
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

6
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan, Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Dotonbori and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Osaka trip maker site .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kobe, Nagoya, Toyota Automobile Museum
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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