48 days in Japan, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

48 days in Japan, New York City & San Francisco Itinerary

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1
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
2
Okinawa City, Japan
— 5 nights
3
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
4
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
5
New York City, United States
— 16 nights
6
San Francisco, United States
— 11 nights

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Amano Hashidate Beach and Amanohashidate. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Chion-in Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Ise (Aramatsurinomiya, Oharai-machi, &more) and Miyazu (Miyazu Catholic Church, Nariaiji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daihikaku Senkoji Temple, and wander the streets of Gion.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip website.

Tokyo to Kyoto is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miyazu, Ise
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Gion
Gion

5
nights
Okinawa City, Japan

Okinawa City ©
Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. Appreciate the collections at Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama and Sakima Art Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Tiger Beach and Nago citizen Beach. Explore Okinawa City's surroundings by going to Hiji Waterfall (in Kunigami-son), Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest (in Higashi-son) and Ogimi-son (Okurareruka Field & Ta Waterfall). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Busena Beach, get outside with Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach, get in on the family fun at Southeast Botanical Gardens, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Okinawa City trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Kyoto to Okinawa City with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nago, Yomitan-son, Ogimi-son, Sakima Art Museum
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Hiji Waterfall ©
Hiji Waterfall
Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach ©
Onna Seaside Cizil Park Nabii Beach
Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest ©
Gesashi Bay's Mangrove Forest

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mint Museum and Garan Chumon Saiken Koji Sagyokan. Take a break from the city and head to Nara Park and Osaka Fureai no Mizube. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Koyasan Reihokan Museum, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more) and Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Dotombori District, take an in-depth tour of Shitenno-ji Temple Homotsukan, have some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Okinawa City to Osaka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Osaka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fujikawaguchiko-machi.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

5
nights
Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan

Fujikawaguchiko-machi ©
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
We've included these beaches for you: Tatadohama Beach and Kisami Ohama Beach. Get some historical perspective at Kawaguchi Sengen Shrine and Gempeigawa River. Change things up with these side-trips from Fujikawaguchiko-machi: Gotemba (Gotemba Premium Outlets & Ebisembei-no-Sato, Gotemba), Shimoda (Anchokuro & Iritahama Beach) and Numazu Imperial Villa Memorial Park (in Numazu). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kawaguchiko Muse Museum, Atae Yuki Bldg., and look for all kinds of wild species at Ubuyagasaki.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fujikawaguchiko-machi trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Fujikawaguchiko-machi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Osaka, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fujikawaguchiko-machi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Shimoda, Gotemba, Gempeigawa River, Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course, Mt. Mitake
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Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum ©
Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum

16
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Woodbury Common Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat) and Independence National Historical Park (in Philadelphia). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and wander the streets of SoHo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to New York City in 19 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. Traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Cloverdale Farm County Park, Rockland Lake State Park
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

11
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Francis Ford Coppola Winery (in Geyserville) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and trek along Lands End.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app.

Fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Marin Headlands, Balloon Rides
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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