26 days in Nepal, Philippines & Japan Itinerary

26 days in Nepal, Philippines & Japan Itinerary

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26 days in Nepal, Philippines & Japan Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  24​h
1
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
2
El Nido, Philippines
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  8​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
6
Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
8
Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
9
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhadrakali Temple, and wander the streets of Thamel.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kathmandu trip builder website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Kathmandu is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Nepal Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Kathmandu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa

1
night
El Nido, Philippines

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Nido road trip tool .

Getting from Kathmandu to El Nido by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to El Nido is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach

4
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through White Beach, get your game on at Virtual World, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Ariel's Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay attractions site .

Getting from El Nido to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. April in Boracay sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

2
nights
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Babuyan River and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip builder website .

Getting from Boracay to Puerto Princesa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Babuyan River ©
Babuyan River

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and train from Puerto Princesa to Hiroshima in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Princesa to Hiroshima. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Puerto Princesa in April: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Takamikura.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary website .

Getting from Hiroshima to Himeji by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takamikura
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Tower Knives Osaka, Osaka Castle, & more) and Universal Studios Japan (in Konohana). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and wander the streets of Gion.

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You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, and finally examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyoto in April, Kanazawa is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Omicho Market ©
Omicho Market

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tokyo online day trip planner .

Getting from Kanazawa to Tokyo by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Kanazawa in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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