35 days in Japan & Philippines Itinerary

35 days in Japan & Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia journey builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

35 days in Japan & Philippines Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  11 h
1
Manila, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h
2
Danao, Philippines
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Cebu City, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Manila, Philippines
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Hamamatsu, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Manila is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Philippines Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Manila, with lows of 27°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Danao.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

3
nights
Danao, Philippines

Danao ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Loboc River Cruise, Blood Compact Monument, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, and other attractions.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Danao sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Manila to Danao with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cebu City.

Things to do in Danao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island, Panglao Island, Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument

2
nights
Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cebu Heritage Monument, Malacanan Sa Sugbu, Sirao Flower Garden, and other attractions. On the 24th (Fri), get your game on at LaserBlitz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Leah, take in nature's colorful creations at Sirao Flower Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, then contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, then ponder the world of politics at Malacanan Sa Sugbu, and finally appreciate the history behind Cebu Heritage Monument.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cebu City tour planner.

Drive from Danao to Cebu City in 4.5 hours. In January in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

LaserBlitz
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House ©
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

4
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Malcapuya Island as well as Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Black Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Coron online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to Coron takes 3 hours. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Busuanga Island
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Malcapuya Island ©
Malcapuya Island
Black Island ©
Black Island
Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila
You can plan Manila trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Coron to Manila takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Senso-ji Temple and Tokyo National Museum are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Odaiba, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning app .

You can fly from Manila to Tokyo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in February, things will get colder in Tokyo: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hamamatsu.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

2
nights
Hamamatsu, Japan

Hamamatsu ©
An important industrial hub with a sizable immigrant population from South America, Hamamatsu has developed a taste for international cuisine and arts.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Takatsuka Kumano Shrine. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hamamatsu Castle Tower Gate, head outdoors with Nakatajima Beach, then Head underground at Ryugashido Cavern, then steep yourself in history at Kiga Station, and finally learn about all things military at Hamamatsu Air Park.

Plan my Hamamatsu trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Take a train from Tokyo to Hamamatsu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamamatsu when traveling from Tokyo in February, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hamamatsu

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakegawa
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nakatajima Beach ©
Nakatajima Beach
Hamamatsu Air Park
Hamamatsu Air Park
Kakegawa Kachouen ©
Kakegawa Kachouen

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Bring the kids along to Ise Ninja Kingdom and Monkey Park Iwatayama. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Gion, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Fuuka-Kimono, and view the masterpieces at Asahiyaki.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hamamatsu to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hamamatsu in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Kyoto, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Ise Ninja Kingdom, Asahiyaki
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Ninja-Do. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotonbori and Nara Park. Change things up with a short trip to Kofuku-ji Temple in Nara (about 30 minutes away). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka travel itinerary planner.

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nara
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

Similar Plans

36 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Philippines, Bali & Australia BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM CHINA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Asia & United States BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 50 days in Central America, Caribbean, Europe, Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
See more plans