23 days in China & Japan Itinerary

23 days in China & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
3
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Kamakura, Japan
— 3 nights
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
7
Beijing, China
— 1 night
8
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
9
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
On the 12th (Sat), get into the urban bustle at The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations and then contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nagasaki online day trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Nagasaki is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Nagasaki, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nagasaki when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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1
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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 14th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, thenshop like a local with Kamiyacho, thensteep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach, thenmake a trip to Miyajima, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mitaki Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

2
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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 Nara Park as well as Universal Studios Japan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): walk around Nara Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, thenmake a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine ©
Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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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 Sagano, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kyoto Samurai Experience. Explore hidden gems such as Nishi Honganji and Ninna-ji Temple. Get some historical perspective at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle and visit Gion.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kamakura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Classes
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), Gora Park, Mt. Hakone, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, step into the grandiose world of Odawara Castle, and then get impressive views of Mount Fuji. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hakone, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and then stroll around Gora Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kamakura trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Kyoto to Kamakura in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kamakura: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kamakura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Odawara Castle, Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji ©
Mount Fuji
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo DisneySea, and other attractions.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Kamakura to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kamakura in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

1
night
Beijing, China

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see Mutianyu Great Wall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Tokyo to Beijing, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tokyo in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Beijing: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shanghai Disneyland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): discover the magic at Shanghai Disneyland.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip app.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Shanghai: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You will leave for Hong Kong on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Shanghai

Theme Parks
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Shanghai Disneyland ©
Shanghai Disneyland

3
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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Disneyland has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in June; daily highs in Hong Kong reach °F and lows reach °F. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

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