51 days in Israel & Japan Itinerary

51 days in Israel & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Eilat, Israel
— 2 nights
2
Jerusalem, Israel
— 5 nights
3
Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
4
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 2 nights
5
Miyakojima, Japan
— 4 nights
6
Onna-son, Japan
— 5 nights
7
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
8
Hatsukaichi, Japan
— 3 nights
9
Ise, Japan
— 3 nights
10
Takayama, Japan
— 3 nights
11
Kanazawa, Japan
— 4 nights
12
Yokohama, Japan
— 5 nights
13
Shari-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
14
Furano, Japan
— 4 nights


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2
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Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Head to Mall Hayam and Eilat Stone Jewelry LTDfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Botanical Garden Of Eilat and Mosh Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Princess Beach, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, browse the different shops at Ice Mall Eilat, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Eilat trip itinerary tool.

Tel Aviv to Eilat is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Eilat: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jerusalem.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Coral Beach Nature Reserve ©
Coral Beach Nature Reserve
Botanical Garden Of Eilat ©
Botanical Garden Of Eilat
Princess Beach ©
Princess Beach

5
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ein Gedi Botanical Garden and Mamilla Mall. For shopping fun, head to Mahane Yehuda Market or Sarona Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jerusalem: Ein Bokek Beach (in Ein Bokek) and Tel Aviv (Independence Hall Museum in the Shalom Mayer Tower & Palmach Museum). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ben Yehuda Street, contemplate the long history of Jewish Quarter, browse the exhibits of Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Mount.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jerusalem travel route planner.

You can drive from Eilat to Jerusalem in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, Jerusalem is slightly colder than Eilat - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, En Gedi Nature Reserve, Ein Bokek Beach, Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 2:
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Mahane Yehuda Market ©
Mahane Yehuda Market
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden ©
Ein Gedi Botanical Garden
Mamilla Mall ©
Mamilla Mall

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Ishigaki, Japan

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hairumubushi Beach and Ubutaki Lookouts. When in Ishigaki, make a side trip to see Tumal Beach in Kohama-jima, approximately Kohama-jima away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Ongazaki, make a trip to Rhizophoraceae Plant Community of Fukidogawa River, head outdoors with Kaiji Beach, and walk around Kabira Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ishigaki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Jerusalem to Ishigaki takes 16.5 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem to Ishigaki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jerusalem in September since evenings lows in Ishigaki dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Taketomi-cho, Nagomi Tower
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach

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Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanpiree Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Ida no Hama Beach, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Utara Tanko, thenstep off the mainland to explore Iriomote Island, thenget outside with Hoshisuna Beach, and finally get outside with Todomari Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Iriomote-jima online trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Todomari Beach ©
Todomari Beach
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach

4
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Yabiji and Toguchi no Hama. Shop till you drop at Atarasu Ichiba and Wide Market. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape, stroll around Imugya Marine Garden, and kick back and relax at Painagama Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 5 hours. September in Miyakojima sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Yabiji
Yabiji
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

5
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Onna-son ©
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Minnajima Island and Araha Park (Araha Beach). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aeon Naha Shopping Center and Onna Station Nakayukui Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more), Busena Beach (in Nago) and Nakijin-son (Kouri Beach, Kouri Ohashi, &more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ashibina Outlet Mall, make a trip to Cape Maeda, learn more about the world around you at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Onna-son holiday tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Onna-son in 5 hours. In September in Onna-son, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nakijin-son, Naha, Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Busena Beach
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Minnajima Island ©
Minnajima Island
Kouri Beach ©
Kouri Beach
Busena Beach ©
Busena Beach

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nights
Yakushima-cho, Japan

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yakusugi Land and Wilson Stump. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nagata Inakahama, admire the sheer force of Sempiro Falls, make a trip to Taikoiwa, and stop by Sugisho.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Sugisho ©
Sugisho

3
nights
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Miyajima Sambashimae Park and Momijidani Park. Step out of Hatsukaichi with an excursion to Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Misen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, and steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine Torii.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hatsukaichi trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hatsukaichi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daytime highs in Hatsukaichi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ise.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street ©
Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street
Momijidani Park ©
Momijidani Park

3
nights
Ise, Japan

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tsukiyominomiya and Futami Okitama Shrine. For shopping fun, head to Ise Meotoiwa Interactive Aquarium (Ise Sea Paradise) or Toba Pearl Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ise: Shima (Mt. Yokoyama Observation Deck & Oyahama Beach). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Sengukan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarutahiko Shrine, observe the fascinating underwater world at Toba Aquarium, and contemplate the long history of Oharai-machi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ise trip site.

Getting from Hatsukaichi to Ise by train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hatsukaichi in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Ise. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Toba, Shima
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Oharai-machi ©
Oharai-machi
Tsukiyominomiya ©
Tsukiyominomiya

3
nights
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Myojin Pond and Wada House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Takayama: Tateyama-machi (Shomyo Falls & Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route), Taisho Pond (in Matsumoto) and Tenshukakau Observatory (in Shirakawa-mura). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hida Furukawa Old Town, hunt for treasures at Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, and steep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Takayama road trip website.

Getting from Ise to Takayama by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ise in September, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Takayama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Takayama

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Matsumoto, Shirakawa-mura, Hida Furukawa Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market ©
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market
Higashiyama Walking Course ©
Higashiyama Walking Course

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Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gokayama and Toyama Glass Art Museum. Explore Kanazawa's surroundings by going to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho) and Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Maruoka Castle, see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, make a trip to Zuiryuji Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kanazawa trip builder tool.

Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kanazawa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nanto, Toyama, Zuiryuji Temple, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

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Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and Sarushima Island (Monkey Island). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 and Pola Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yokohama: Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu (in Hakone-machi), Mt. Mihara (in Oshima-machi) and Ito (Mount Omuro, Omuro Mountain Lift, &more). Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Fuji-Q Highland. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Motosuko Lake, admire the sheer force of Shiraito Falls, admire the landmark architecture of Yokohama Landmark Tower, and take a leisurely stroll along Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yokohama day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kanazawa to Yokohama takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shari-cho.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ito, Hakone-machi, Fujinomiya, Mt. Mihara, Fuji-Q Highland
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 ©
Yokohama Minato Mirai 21
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine

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Shari-cho, Japan

Shari-cho ©
Tourism in Shari-cho, a small town situated on Hokkaido's eastern tip, flourishes mainly because of its immediate proximity to the Shiretoko World Heritage Site.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall and Shiretoko Misaki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shari-cho: Teshikaga-cho (Lake Mashu & Mt. Io), Shiretoko Highway (in Rausu-cho) and Michi-no-Eki Papasland Satturu (in Kiyosato-cho). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Shiretoko Pass, admire the sheer force of Furepe Waterfall, look for gifts at Shari Kobo Shiretokoya, and take a stroll through Utoro Onsen.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shari-cho travel planner.

Fly from Yokohama to Shari-cho in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yokohama in October; daily highs in Shari-cho reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Furano.

Things to do in Shari-cho

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Teshikaga-cho, Shiretoko Pass, Shiretoko Highway, Michi-no-Eki Papasland Satturu
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Shiretoko Misaki ©
Shiretoko Misaki
Utoro Onsen
Utoro Onsen
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall ©
Kamuiwakka Hot Waterfall

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nights
Furano, Japan

Furano ©
Situated in the center of the island, Furano has become known for its idyllic rural landscape, and the drastic changes it experiences as seasons shift.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Campana Rokkatei and Okuno. Explore hidden gems such as Ueno Farm and Zerubunoka Atomunooka. Change things up with these side-trips from Furano: Asahi-dake (in Higashikawa-cho) and Biei-cho (Seven Stars Tree, Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower, &more). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Tomita Melon House, admire the natural beauty at Farm Tomita, and fly down the slopes at Furano Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Furano trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Shari-cho to Furano in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Shari-cho in October since evenings lows in Furano dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Furano

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Biei-cho, Nakafurano-cho, Asahikawa, Asahi-dake
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Campana Rokkatei ©
Campana Rokkatei
Ueno Farm ©
Ueno Farm
Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower ©
Tokachidake Bogakudai Observation Tower

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