25 days in Japan, Paris & Fiji Itinerary

25 days in Japan, Paris & Fiji Itinerary

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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Sigatoka, Fiji
— 3 nights
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Suva, Fiji
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Osaka (Universal Studios Japan & Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan) and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Kobe). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Gion.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kyoto is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Kyoto reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Paris, France

— 7 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris attractions planning app.

You can fly from Kyoto to Paris in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Paris is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kyoto in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, stroll around Rikugien Garden, and browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Tokyo in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Tokyo hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sigatoka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:

Sigatoka, Fiji

— 3 nights
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.
Sigatoka is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Off-Road Cave Safari, see some colorful creatures with Diveaway Fiji, steep yourself in history at Tavuni Hill Fort, and try out the rides at Splash Mountain Jungle Water Slide.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sigatoka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sigatoka takes 12.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tokyo to Sigatoka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Tokyo in January: high temperatures in Sigatoka hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Suva.

Things to do in Sigatoka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Suva, Fiji

— 1 night
Situated on a verdant, hilly peninsula, Suva is the second-largest city in the South Pacific and has been the capital of Fiji since 1882.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head outdoors with Drua Experience, then explore the galleries of Fiji Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Suva Municipal Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Suva trip builder.

You can fly from Sigatoka to Suva in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sigatoka in January since evenings lows in Suva dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Suva

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:

Nadi, Fiji

— 2 nights
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Scuba Bula Dive Centre and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Fiji Culture Village, then admire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then explore the striking landscape at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nadi attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Suva to Nadi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suva in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Nadi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

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.

Fiji travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas · Outdoor Activities
Located at the heart of the Central Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of 333 islands and hundreds more tiny islets, many of which are uninhabited. The land masses range from vast Viti Levu, mountainous and covered in green jungle, to private desert islands available for rent. With bountiful sunshine, white sand beaches, tranquil oceans, and lush rainforest, it is no surprise that ecotourism in Fiji thrives. Local culture combines indigenous Fijian, Indo-Fijian, Asian, and European influences in a vibrant mix, with many of the smaller islands still retaining a strong element of traditional island life. Explore the countless pockets of paradise to find your favorite.