9 days in Nagasaki, Yufu & Fukuoka Itinerary

9 days in Nagasaki, Yufu & Fukuoka Itinerary

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9 days in Nagasaki, Yufu & Fukuoka Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + subway + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Nagasaki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Yufu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fukuoka
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Glover Garden, get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, stroll through Nagasaki Peace Park, then meet the residents at Nagasaki Bio Park, and finally take in the views from Megane Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Inasa, see the interesting displays at Dejima, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hongouchi Lourdes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki vacation planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nagasaki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Nagasaki at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yufu.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Nagasaki Bio Park
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Bio Park ©
Nagasaki Bio Park
Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium ©
Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium

2
nights
Yufu

Yufu ©
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Yufuin Area, then stop by Cheese Factory Yufuin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu, explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sagiridai Observatory.

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Getting from Nagasaki to Yufu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Yufu are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Yufu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, Hells of Beppu
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Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago ©
Yufuin Area ©
Yufuin Area

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.
Bring the kids along to Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History and Kaikyokan. Change things up with these side-trips from Fukuoka: Kokura Castle (in Kitakyushu), Dazaifu Temmangu (in Dazaifu) and Kumamoto Castle (in Kumamoto). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Ohori Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine World umino-nakamichi, and browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fukuoka trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Yufu to Fukuoka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitakyushu, Dazaifu Tenman-gu, Kaikyokan, Kumamoto Castle
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Marine World umino-nakamichi ©
Marine World umino-nakamichi

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