60 days in Kyushu Itinerary

60 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yoron-cho
— 2 nights
2
Setouchi-cho
— 4 nights
3
Amami
— 5 nights
4
Minamitane-cho
— 2 nights
5
Yakushima-cho
— 7 nights
6
Kagoshima
— 6 nights
7
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
8
Fukuoka
— 5 nights
9
Tsushima
— 3 nights
10
Hirado
— 3 nights
11
Shinkamigoto-cho
— 4 nights
12
Goto
— 6 nights
13
Nagasaki
— 7 nights

2
nights
Yoron-cho

Yoron-cho ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yurigahama and Okaneku Coast. Explore hidden gems such as Udonosu Beach and Paradise Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yoron-cho travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Yoron-cho is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Yoron-cho. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect Yoron-cho to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Setouchi-cho.

Things to do in Yoron-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yurigahama ©
Yurigahama
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Southern Cross Center ©
Southern Cross Center

4
nights
Setouchi-cho

Setouchi-cho
Visit Former Military Ammunition Warehouse and Ankyaba Battle Site Park for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Honohoshi Beach and Shodon Deigo Trees.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Setouchi-cho road trip planning app.

Getting from Yoron-cho to Setouchi-cho by car takes about 9 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amami.

Things to do in Setouchi-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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5
nights
Amami

Amami ©
Set on the island of Amami Oshima, the city of Amami serves as an oasis for tourists.
Get some historical perspective at Arimori Shrine and Izumi Family Residence. Relax by the water at Ohama Seaside Park and Sakibaru Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amami: Yamato-son (Toen Kaigan, Amami Wildlife Center, &more) and Tatsugo-cho (Kurasaki Beach, Full Fula Garden, &more). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Mangrove Primeval Forest. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Tanaka Isson Museum, get outside with Tomori Beach, get in on the family fun at Kagoshima Prefectural Amami Park, and walk around Cape Ayamaru Kanko Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amami trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Setouchi-cho to Amami by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Minamitane-cho.

Things to do in Amami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatsugo-cho, Yamato-son
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mangrove Primeval Forest ©
Mangrove Primeval Forest
Tomori Beach ©
Tomori Beach
Ohama Seaside Park ©
Ohama Seaside Park

2
nights
Minamitane-cho

Minamitane-cho ©
Visit Takezaki Seacoast and Hamada Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Hirota Ruins and Homan Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minamitane-cho: Nakatane-cho (Furuichike Residence & Madate no Iwaya).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Minamitane-cho day trip planner.

You can drive from Amami to Minamitane-cho in 18.5 hours. Traveling from Amami in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Minamitane-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Minamitane-cho

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nakatane-cho
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kadokura ©
Cape Kadokura
Tanegashima Space Center ©
Tanegashima Space Center
Hirota Ruins ©
Hirota Ruins

7
nights
Yakushima-cho

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.
Let the collections at Yakusugi Museum and Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Center capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Yakusugi Land and Nagata Inakahama. There's still lots to do: hike along Seibu Trail, get outside with Yaksushima Trecking, Jomon Japanese Cedar Course, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaku Shrine, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbo River.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yakushima-cho trip planning site.

You can drive from Minamitane-cho to Yakushima-cho in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Yakushima-cho are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama
Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail

6
nights
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kirishima Open-Art Museum and Buried Shrine Gate. Step out of the city life by going to Sogi Fall and Mt. Shiroyama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Ibusuki (JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, Ryugu Shrine, &more), Minamikyushu (Kamafuta Shirine, Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, &more) and Kanoya Air Base Museum (in Kanoya). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of Sakurajima, take in panoramic vistas at Arimura Lava Lookout, go for a walk through Sengan-en, and explore the activities along Kinko Bay.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yakushima-cho in November, with highs in Kagoshima at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Minamikyushu, Sogi Fall, Kirishima Open-Art Museum, Kanoya Air Base Museum
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Chiringashima ©
Chiringashima
Kanoya Air Base Museum ©
Kanoya Air Base Museum
Kirishima Open-Art Museum ©
Kirishima Open-Art Museum

2
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, stroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, explore the world behind art at Shimada Museum of Arts, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Samurai Houses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Honmyoji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reigando, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamotojoinari Shrine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Samurai Houses
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine
Samurai Houses ©
Samurai Houses

5
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Get some cultural insight at Yoshinogari Historical Park and Tochoji Temple. Nanzoin and Komyozen-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuoka side-trips: Mamedamachi Shopping Street (in Hita), Dazaifu Tenman-gu (in Dazaifu) and Karatsu (Former Takatori House & Nijino Matsubara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Shrine, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, see the interesting displays at Kyushu Railway History Museum, and admire the striking features of Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fukuoka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kumamoto to Fukuoka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fukuoka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tsushima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kitakyushu, Karatsu, Yoshinogari Historical Park, Mamedamachi Shopping Street
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Yoshinogari Historical Park ©
Yoshinogari Historical Park
Nanzoin ©
Nanzoin
Tochoji Temple ©
Tochoji Temple

3
nights
Tsushima

Tsushima ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kaijin Shrine and Kaneda Castle Ruins. Your inner history buff will appreciate Watatsumi Shrine and Kanada Castle.

Start your trip to Tsushima by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Fukuoka to Tsushima by car takes about 3 hours. In December in Tsushima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hirado.

Things to do in Tsushima

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Watatsumi Shrine ©
Watatsumi Shrine
Kaijin Shrine ©
Kaijin Shrine
Kaneishi Castle Ruins ©
Kaneishi Castle Ruins

3
nights
Hirado

Hirado ©
Hirado, historically known as Firando is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Visit Neshiko Beach and Hitotsuku Beach for some beach relaxation. The Kyushu Ceramic Museum and Shimanoyakata will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Imari Okawachiyama (in Imari) and Mifuneyama Rakuen (in Takeo). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Obae Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Francisco de Xavier Memorial Church, don't miss a visit to Temple and the Church Scenery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Tabira Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hirado holiday planner.

You can drive from Tsushima to Hirado in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hirado are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shinkamigoto-cho.

Things to do in Hirado

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Kyushu Ceramic Museum, Imari Okawachiyama, Mifuneyama Rakuen
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Francisco de Xavier Memorial Church ©
Francisco de Xavier Memorial Church
Catholic Tabira Church ©
Catholic Tabira Church
Obae Lighthouse ©
Obae Lighthouse

4
nights
Shinkamigoto-cho

Shinkamigoto-cho ©
Get in touch with nature at Christian Cave and Ojika Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kashigarashima Church and Kiri Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shinkamigoto-cho: Odika-cho (Previosuly Nokubi Church & Nokubi Tenshudo).

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shinkamigoto-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hirado to Shinkamigoto-cho takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Goto.

Things to do in Shinkamigoto-cho

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Odika-cho
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Aosagaura Church ©
Aosagaura Church
Fukumi Catholic Church ©
Fukumi Catholic Church
Tainoura Church ©
Tainoura Church

6
nights
Goto

Goto ©
Visiting Osezaki Dangai and Fukuejima will get you outdoors. Visit Dozaki Cathedral and Mizunoura Church for their historical value.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goto tour builder site.

Getting from Shinkamigoto-cho to Goto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Goto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Dozaki Cathedral ©
Dozaki Cathedral
Mizunoura Church ©
Mizunoura Church
Takahama Beach ©
Takahama Beach

7
nights
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yutoku Inari Shrine and 26 Martyrs Museum. Explore Nagasaki's surroundings by going to Amakusa (Sakitsu Museum Minatoya & Sakitsu Catholic Church) and Huis Ten Bosch (in Sasebo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Suwa Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofukuji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nagasaki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Goto to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nagasaki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Amakusa, Yutoku Inari Shrine, History and Folklore Museum of ARITA, Huis Ten Bosch
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Yutoku Inari Shrine ©
Yutoku Inari Shrine
Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church

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