8 days in Fukuoka & Nagasaki Itinerary

8 days in Fukuoka & Nagasaki Itinerary

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8 days in Fukuoka & Nagasaki Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Nagasaki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: George Town, Penang Island

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu & Komyozen-ji Temple), Karato market (in Shimonoseki) and Komenoyama Obsevatory (in Sasaguri-machi). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle, take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, admire the landmark architecture of Hakata Station, and take in panoramic vistas at Fukuoka Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fukuoka trip maker website .

George Town, Malaysia to Fukuoka is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from George Town to Fukuoka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Mojiko Retro, Kumamoto Castle, Komenoyama Obsevatory, Karato market
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): snap pictures at Megane Bridge, don't miss a visit to World Peace Symbol Zone, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, and finally step off the mainland to explore Hashima Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Kazagashira Park and then get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Fukuoka to Nagasaki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Huis Ten Bosch
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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