31 days in Orlando & Japan Itinerary

31 days in Orlando & Japan Itinerary

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Orlando, United States
— 7 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
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Matsumoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 1 night
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Orlando, United States

— 7 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, stop by Tharoo & Co, and cool off at Discovery Cove.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip builder.

Perth, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take a stroll through Odaiba District, and get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Getting from Orlando to Tokyo by flight takes about 19.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Orlando to Tokyo. In October, Tokyo is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Tenkakudai, take an in-depth tour of Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi itinerary planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Hakone-machi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Matsumoto, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, then examine the collection at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Nagamine, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hikarujo. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Suzuki Shin-ichi Talent Education Institute, explore the world behind art at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hotaka Mountain Range, then take in the awesome beauty at Yarigatake, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Chogatake.

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You can drive from Hakone-machi to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Matsumoto when traveling from Hakone-machi in October, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kanazawa, Japan

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Neagarimatsu, don't miss a visit to Seisonkaku Villa, explore the activities along Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond, then admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Kenrokuen Yamazakiyama, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Yachiya Sake Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on In Kanazawa House, admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, then appreciate the views at Aratama Valley, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute, and finally walk around Ishikawa Jumoku Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Matsumoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kanazawa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and make a trip to Nijo Castle.

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You can drive from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then don't miss a visit to Tamade no Taki, and finally stop by Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka online vacation builder.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Himeji, Japan

— 1 night
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Yoneda Taishiji Temple, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Himeji sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Hiroshima, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites

Nagasaki, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

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. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Shipyard Museum, stroll through Glover Garden, stroll around Nagasaki Peace Park, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, then examine the collection at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. October in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Ishigaki, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, walk around Kabira Park, get outside with Yonehara Beach, and get great views at Cape Ongazaki.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Nagasaki to Ishigaki in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nagasaki in October, with highs in Ishigaki at 34°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.