30 days in New York City, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

30 days in New York City, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 13 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City online attractions planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 10°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

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Tokyo, Japan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and wander the streets of Odaiba District.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit website.

You can fly from New York City to Tokyo in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tokyo is 14 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Tokyo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nara (Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple) and Kyoto (Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get your game on at Happy Owl Cafe Chouette, and meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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