22 days in Hong Kong & Japan Itinerary

22 days in Hong Kong & Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Hong Kong & Japan Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Subway:  30​min
3
Urayasu, Japan
— 3 nights
Subway:  30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
6
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h
7
Oita, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
8
Kumamoto, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
9
Hong Kong, China
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong online road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hong Kong Time (HKT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Hong Kong to be much warmer, around 31°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, and then take a stroll through Kitchen Town (Kappabashi).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Hong Kong to Tokyo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. In September, Tokyo is slightly colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a subway to Urayasu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
National Museum of Nature and Science ©

3
nights
Urayasu, Japan

Urayasu ©
A city lying on Tokyo Bay, Urayasu used to stand separate from the giant metropolis next door, but now, even though it belongs to another prefecture, it seems part of the capital.
On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Urayasu trip itinerary app .

Urayasu is very close to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Urayasu

Theme Parks
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meiji Jingu Shrine as well as KidZania Tokyo. Attractions like Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Nezu Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt. Takao (in Hachioji) and Tama Zoological Park (in Hino). Enjoy Tokyo some more: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum and enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder app .

Tokyo is just a stone's throw from Urayasu. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tama Zoological Park, Aqua World Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium, Mt. Takao
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KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

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You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koyasan Okunoin, Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

2
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

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Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Oita.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toshodai-ji Temple
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

3
nights
Oita, Japan

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tetsudo Shrine.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oita trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Osaka to Oita takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Oita, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Kumamoto.

Things to do in Oita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Banjo Osakanakan
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Tetsudo Shrine ©
Tetsudo Shrine

1
night
Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Tetori Church, stroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, then witness the site of a historic battle at Shimpuren Leader Tomoo Otaguro's Battle Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Okoshiki Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kumamoto trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Oita to Kumamoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Okoshiki Beach
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Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1
day
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
On the 9th (Wed), kick back and relax at Shek O, then get curious at Hong Kong Science Museum, and then get your game on at Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kumamoto to Hong Kong. Traveling from Kumamoto to Hong Kong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kumamoto in October; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches
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Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong ©
Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong
Hong Kong Science Museum ©
Hong Kong Science Museum
Shek O Beach ©
Shek O Beach

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