22 days in Fiji & Japan Itinerary

22 days in Fiji & Japan Itinerary

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22 days in Fiji & Japan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Himeji, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
6
Sigatoka, Fiji
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + ferry:  3​h 45​min
7
Mana Island, Fiji
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Taveuni Island, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
9
Denarau Island, Fiji
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, make a trip to Itsukushima Shrine Torii, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and finally kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hiroshima day trip website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Hiroshima is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, things will get a bit warmer in Hiroshima: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

2
nights
Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, go for a walk through Otokoyama Haisuiike Park, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally look for gifts at Yamasa Kamaboko Yumesenkan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Otemae Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagoyama Reien Busharito, then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally kick back and relax at Shimmaiko Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Himeji attractions planner .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Shimmaiko Beach
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Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nagoyama Reien Busharito ©
Nagoyama Reien Busharito

3
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Osaka (Dotonbori & Osaka Castle). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, make a trip to Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple.

Start your trip to Kyoto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Himeji to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Himeji in May, you will find days in Kyoto are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osaka
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
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 26th (Sun): cruise along Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, then make a trip to Kanazawa Higashi Chayagai Kaikaro, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninja Temple, then kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, then don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, and finally take a stroll through Nagamachi District.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kanazawa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in May, plan for little chillier days in Kanazawa, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gongenmori Beach, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Kanazawa Castle ©
Kanazawa Castle
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sensō-ji and Imperial Palace are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Ginza.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kanazawa to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kanazawa in May since evenings lows in Tokyo dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

1
night
Sigatoka, Fiji

Sigatoka ©
Located at the western end of Coral Coast, with its long sheltered beaches and popular surf spots, Sigatoka is best known for its immediate surroundings than for the town itself.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Vatukarasa Village, then step off the mainland to explore Robinson Crusoe Island, and then stroll through Natadola Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Tavuni Hill Fort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sigatoka trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tokyo to Sigatoka in 14 hours. Traveling from Tokyo to Sigatoka, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mana Island.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Robinson Crusoe Island
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Natadola Beach ©
Natadola Beach
Spas
Vatukarasa Village ©
Vatukarasa Village

1
night
Mana Island, Fiji

Mana Island ©
Barely 2 km (1.25 mi) across, the miniscule Mana Island is inhabited only thanks to a handful of resorts, which make the most of white-sand beaches appealing to vacationers from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Sunset Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mana Island tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Sigatoka to Mana Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mana Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taveuni Island.

Things to do in Mana Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach

1
night
Taveuni Island, Fiji

Taveuni Island ©
Known as the Garden Island, Taveuni is a tropical paradise of tall mountains draped in lush rainforest, filled with delicate wildflowers and colorful birds, and dotted with cascading waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): play a few rounds at Soqulu Golf and Country Club, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lavena Coastal Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Tavoro Waterfalls.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taveuni Island trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Mana Island to Taveuni Island in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mana Island in June since evenings lows in Taveuni Island dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Denarau Island.

Things to do in Taveuni Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
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Lavena Coastal Walk ©
Lavena Coastal Walk
Tavoro Waterfalls ©
Tavoro Waterfalls

3
nights
Denarau Island, Fiji

Denarau Island ©
Denarau Island, a small 2.55 sq km (1 sq mi) private island connected to mainland Viti Levu by a short causeway, includes eight beachside resorts arranged around the 18-hole Denarau Golf Course.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Momi Bay Battery Historic Park, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of Churchill Park Sports Field.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denarau Island trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Taveuni Island to Denarau Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Taveuni Island in June, plan for little chillier nights in Denarau Island, with lows around 23°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denarau Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lautoka
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Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Momi Bay Battery Historic Park ©
Momi Bay Battery Historic Park
Spas

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