14 days in Japan & Karachi Itinerary

14 days in Japan & Karachi Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
Fly
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Naha, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Karachi, Pakistan
— 2 nights

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Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Karachi to Tokyo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 4:

Kanazawa, Japan

— 1 night
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Neagarimatsu, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then contemplate the long history of Kanazawa Castle, and finally stop by Higashichaya Old Town.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanazawa road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect nights in Kanazawa to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dotombori District (in Dotombori) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, stop by Gion, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online tour builder.

Getting from Kanazawa to Kyoto by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

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 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to Naha.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Naha, Japan

— 2 nights

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, and then make a trip to Makishi Public Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naha trip tool.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Naha in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Hiroshima, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Naha, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Karachi.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Karachi, Pakistan

— 2 nights

City of Lights

Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolmen Mall Clifton, and then don't miss a visit to Saint Patrick's Cathedral. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at High Court Building, head off the coast to Churna Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tooba Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Karachi day trip tool.

You can fly from Naha to Karachi in 17.5 hours. Traveling from Naha to Karachi, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Naha, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Karachi, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karachi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.