60 days in Malaysia & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
George Town, Malaysia
— 6 nights
2
Miyakojima, Japan
— 4 nights
3
Ishigaki, Japan
— 4 nights
4
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Onna-son, Japan
— 6 nights
6
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
7
Hiroshima, Japan
— 5 nights
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
9
Kanazawa, Japan
— 5 nights
10
Matsumoto, Japan
— 5 nights
11
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
12
Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights


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6
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple and Penang House of Music. Get outdoors at The Habitat Penang Hill and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Street Art in George Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read George Town trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to George Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from London to George Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in George Town hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Spas, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple ©
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

4
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Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sunayama Beach and Nagamahama Beach Coast. Get in touch with nature at Aragusuku Beach and Toguchi no Hama. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, don't miss a visit to Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and head off the coast to Ikema-jima Island.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima trip planner.

Fly from George Town to Miyakojima in 14 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from George Town to Miyakojima due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yabiji
Yabiji
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Hirakubozaki and Kondoi Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Yonehara Beach and Sukuji Beach. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Banna Park, head outdoors with Kaiji Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Akashi Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Hoshisuna Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Barasu Island. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ida no Hama Beach, admire the sheer force of Pinaisara Falls, head outdoors with Shirahama Port, and head off the coast to Iriomote Island.

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You can ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Iriomote-jima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

6
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Onna-son, Japan

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
You'll get in some beach time at Manza Beach and Akabaka Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sefa-Utaki and The Tower of Himeyuri are in your itinerary. Explore Onna-son's surroundings by going to St. Clara Church (in Yonabaru-cho), Kunigami-son (Okuma Beach & Daisekirinzan) and Itoman (Himeyuri Peace Museum & Okinawa Peace Memorial Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the masterpieces at Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, appreciate the views at Valley of Gangala, and explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Cave.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Onna-son tour planner.

You can fly from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Motobu-cho, Itoman, Nanjo, Kunigami-son
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park ©
Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach

2
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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.
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Nagata Inakahama, thendon't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and finally make a trip to Taikoiwa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land and then get advice or help at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yakushima-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Yakushima-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Nagata Inakahama
Nagata Inakahama

5
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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Yamato Museum and Ohara Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Itsukushima Shrine and Itsukushima Shrine Torii for their historical value. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Senkoji & Senkoji Park (in Onomichi), Miyajima (Mt. Misen & Momijidani Park) and Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple & Senjokaku). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima vacation maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Yakushima-cho to Hiroshima 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 Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kurashiki, Kure, Mazda Museum, Senkoji & Senkoji Park
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Yamato Museum ©
Yamato Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nigatsu-do Temple and Shimogamo Jinja. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Dotombori District in Dotombori--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nigatsu-do Temple
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Toji ©
Toji

5
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Let the collections at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Dolls Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple (in Eiheiji-cho), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Nanto (Gokayama, Ainokura Gassho Community, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum, steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, make a trip to Higashichaya Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Kanazawa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Takayama, Nanto, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Sairin-ji Temple, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
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Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

5
nights
Matsumoto, Japan

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Togakushi Shrine Okusha and Norikura Kogen. Do some cultural sightseeing at Suwa Shrine and Matsumoto City Art Museum. Explore Matsumoto's surroundings by going to Nagano (Lake Kagami & Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha), Daiho-ji Temple (in Aoki-mura) and Happoone (in Hakuba-mura). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Chihiro Art Museum Azumino, make a trip to Yubatake, look for all kinds of wild species at Kirigamine Marshland, and steep yourself in history at Kaichi Gakko Primary School.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Matsumoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kanazawa in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Matsumoto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagano, Suwa, Daiho-ji Temple, Kita Yatsuga-take, Yubatake
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Togakushi Shrine Okusha ©
Togakushi Shrine Okusha
Norikura Kogen ©
Norikura Kogen
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino
Chihiro Art Museum Azumino

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Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pola Museum of Art and Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Tatadohama Beach and Jogasaki Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Ito (Izu Highland Trick Clock Museum, Mount Omuro, &more), Shimoda (Nabetahama Beach & Shirahama Beach) and Kawazu Nanadaru Waterfalls (in Kawazu-cho). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, take in the dramatic scenery at Shiraito Falls, and explore the world behind art at Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ito, Shimoda, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Fujinomiya, Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine
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Tatadohama Beach ©
Tatadohama Beach
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu ©
Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach

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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.
teamLab☆Planets and Nezu Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Zojo-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamakura (Kōtoku-in & Hase-dera Temple) and Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, engage your brain at National Museum of Nature and Science, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Western Art, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in October: highs in Tokyo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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