30 days in Japan & Maldives Itinerary

30 days in Japan & Maldives Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
3
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
4
Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
5
Sapporo, Japan
— 4 nights
6
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
7
Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 2 nights
8
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 night
9
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights


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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get curious at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago), Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, &more) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Himeji, Yoneda Taishiji Temple
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Daishoin Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and head outdoors with Tobishima Kaido.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima road trip planning website.

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Tobishima Kaido
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Explore Sapporo's surroundings by going to Otaru (Asakusa Bridge & Otaru Canal). There's still lots to do: stroll around Odori Park, explore the activities along Moerenuma Park, take an in-depth tour of Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), and admire the natural beauty at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sapporo trip builder website.

You can fly from Hiroshima to Sapporo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in September, expect Sapporo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus ©
Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus

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Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, don't miss a visit to Jumhooree Maidhaan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhu Ziyaarath.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Male travel planner.

You can fly from Sapporo to Male in 16 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Maldives Time (MVT) is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in September: high temperatures in Male hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Male

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Scuba & Snorkeling
Food Tours

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Rasdhoo, Maldives

Rasdhoo ©
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
On the 17th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Veligandu Island Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rasdhoo online attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Male to Rasdhoo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Veligandu Island Beach
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Veligandu Island Beach ©
Veligandu Island Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
On the 18th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Hulhumale Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque and then step off the mainland to explore Hulhumale.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hulhumale holiday planner.

Traveling by journey from Rasdhoo to Hulhumale takes 6 hours. In September in Hulhumale, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hulhumale
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Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Hulhumale Mosque ©
Hulhumale Mosque

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Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 20th (Tue), stop by Angolo Souvenir shop, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Bikini Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hulhumale to Maafushi Island. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Angolo Souvenir shop ©
Angolo Souvenir shop

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