13 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

13 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto day trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Kyoto is 17 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Kyoto hover around 81°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and then take a stroll through Dotombori District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine, stroll around Nara Park, then sample some tasty brews at Japan Tour Adventure in Nara, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Experience YAMATO.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip planning site.

Drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Miyakojima, Japan

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, kick back and relax at Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, head outdoors with Tomori Imugya Beach, then kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally get outside with Nagamahama Beach Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sawada no hama Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Toguchi no Hama, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakanoshima Beach, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Miyakojima takes 4.5 hours. In June, Miyakojima is somewhat warmer than Osaka - with highs of 87°F and lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Ishigaki, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): head outdoors with Sukuji Beach and then kick back and relax at Yonehara Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tanjong Beach and Southernmost point of Asia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chinatown and Singapore Botanic Gardens. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, don't miss a visit to Orchard Road, and take a tour by water with Dolphin Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Singapore trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Singapore takes 10.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ishigaki to Singapore due to the time zone difference. June in Singapore sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.