26 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

26 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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26 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Naha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nakijin-son
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Kumejima-cho
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
6
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
7
Taketomi-jima
— 2 nights
ferry:  15​min
8
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Paris

4
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: American Village (in Chatan-cho), Katsuren Castle Ruins (in Uruma) and Chibi Chiri Gama (in Yomitan-son). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, examine the collection at Haebaru Town Museum, admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin.

Plan trip to Naha with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Paris, France to Naha is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Naha, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Naha, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nanjo, Yomitan-son, St. Clara Church, Scuba & Snorkeling, American Village
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

3
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Zamami-son is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Amagusuku Observatory, step off the mainland to explore Gahi Island, identify plant and animal life at Toma, and snap pictures at Aka Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son vacation planning app .

You can drive from Naha to Zamami-son in 1.5 hours. March in Zamami-son sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shimajiri-gun
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Kerama Islands ©
Kerama Islands
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

2
nights
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kouri Ocean Tower, then snap pictures at Kouri Ohashi, and finally head outdoors with Tiinuhama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, then don't miss a visit to Nakijin Castle Ruins, and then relax in the rural setting at Aiai Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nakijin-son trip builder website .

You can drive from Zamami-son to Nakijin-son in 3 hours. Traveling from Zamami-son in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nakijin-son, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Motobu-cho
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

2
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head off the coast to Kumejima Island, examine the collection at Kumejima Hotaru Kan, explore the striking landscape at Mifuga, don't miss a visit to Obakezaka, then step off the mainland to explore Hatenohama, and finally cruise along Ara Forest Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Eef Beach, head off the coast to Ojima Island, get outside with Ojima Coast, then get great views at Hiyajo Banta Cliff, then delve into the distant past at Uegusukujo Castle Ruin, and finally get outside with Tsumugi Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kumejima-cho travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Nakijin-son to Kumejima-cho takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Kumejima-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin ©
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, get outside with Sunayama Beach, make a trip to Toomidai, and head off the coast to Irabu-jima Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miyakojima day trip website .

You can fly from Kumejima-cho to Miyakojima in 3 hours. March in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Miyakojima to Iriomote-jima in 4 hours. March in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Taketomi-jima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

2
nights
Taketomi-jima

Taketomi-jima ©
A tiny island in the Yae-yama archipelago, Taketomi-jima enjoys popularity as a beach getaway, best known for its stretches of "star sand"--sand made up of tiny star-shaped exoskeletons of ancient fossils.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Taketomi Port, examine the collection at Taketomi Yugafu-kan, then take a leisurely stroll along Nishi Pier, then kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach, and finally get outside with Kondoi Beach. On your second day here, get outside with Aiyaruhama Beach, see the interesting displays at Taketomi Folk Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Nagomi Tower, then make a trip to Taketomi Post Office, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Island Countryside Settlement.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Taketomi-jima online trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Taketomi-jima takes 2 hours. March in Taketomi-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taketomi-jima

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Nishi Pier ©
Nishi Pier

5
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach, walk around Kabira Park, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ishigaki attractions planner.

Ishigaki is just a short distance from Taketomi-jima. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

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