32 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Nagoya Itinerary

32 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Nagoya Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 5 nights
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Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
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Miyakojima
— 4 nights
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Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
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Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
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Zamami-son
— 3 nights
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Tokashiki-son
— 2 nights
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Naha
— 3 nights
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Nagoya
— 3 nights

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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, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stop by Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal, walk around Banna Park, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ishigaki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ishigaki. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

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Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima road trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

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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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to East Henna Cape, get outside with Aragusuku Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Miyakojima trip builder site.

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. September in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima-cho is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Hatenohama, kick back and relax at Ala Beach, see the interesting displays at Kumejima Hotaru Kan, and head outdoors with Tsumugi Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kumejima-cho, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Miyakojima to Kumejima-cho in 4.5 hours. September in Kumejima-cho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin ©
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin

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Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Motobu-cho side-trips: Nakijin-son (Kouri Ocean Tower & Kouri Ohashi). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, walk around Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Emerald Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Motobu-cho visit planner.

You can fly from Kumejima-cho to Motobu-cho in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road ©
Bise no Fukugi Tree Road

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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, take some stellar pictures from Unajinosachi Observatory, head outdoors with Ama Beach, and snap pictures at Aka Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zamami-son road trip app.

Traveling by car from Motobu-cho to Zamami-son takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Nishibama Beach
Nishibama Beach
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island

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Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Tokashiki-jima Island, then head outdoors with Aharen Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Aharen Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): head off the coast to Kerama Islands, don't miss a visit to The monument of Group Self-Determination, and then kick back and relax at Tokashiku Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tokashiki-son tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Zamami-son to Tokashiki-son by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tokashiki-son are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naha.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Kerama Islands ©
Kerama Islands
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach

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Naha

Naha ©

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

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: Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo & Sefa-Utaki), Onna-son (Blue Cave, Cape Manzamo, &more) and American Village (in Chatan-cho). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church, ponder the world of politics at Naha City Hall Main Office, and make a trip to Yachimun Street.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tokashiki-son to Naha takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Naha

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Yachimun Street ©
Yachimun Street

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Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then don't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Hikone Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and then make a trip to Okage Yokocho.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Naha to Nagoya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Naha in October, things will get a bit cooler in Nagoya: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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