24 days in Kyushu Itinerary

24 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyushu holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka Airport, Drive to Hiji-machi
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Hiji-machi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beppu
Drive
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Yufu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kokonoe-machi
— 1 night
Drive
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Miyazaki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanoya
— 1 night
Drive
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Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train
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Nagasaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Nishisonogi-gun
— 1 night
Drive
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Saikai
— 1 night
Drive
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Sasebo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saga
— 1 night
Drive
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Karatsu
— 1 night
Drive
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Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
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Hiji-machi

— 2 nights
To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hiji-machi online journey planner.

Honolulu, USA to Hiji-machi is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 19 hours. While traveling from Honolulu, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Hiji-machi, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Beppu.

Things to do in Hiji-machi

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Beppu

The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 15th (Thu), stroll around Beppu Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Beppu Tower, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Kamado Jigoku, and finally explore the activities along Shidakako Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beppu trip itinerary maker.

Beppu is very close to Hiji-machi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yufu.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Yufu

— 2 nights
Discover widely renowned onsens on a tour of Yufu, a tranquil town overlooked by a two-peaked mountain.
You've added Takachiho Gorge, Yufuin Area, Lake Kinrin, and other attractions to your itinerary.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yufu fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Beppu to Yufu in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Yufu are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kokonoe-machi.

Things to do in Yufu

Nature · Parks · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Kokonoe-machi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Sendo Falls, take in the views from Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Handa Highland, and finally stroll through Tadewara Wetlands.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kokonoe-machi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Yufu to Kokonoe-machi in an hour. April in Kokonoe-machi sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kokonoe-machi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Miyazaki

— 2 nights
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Miyazaki Art Center as well as Phoenix Seagaia Resort. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Phoenix Seagaia Resort and then visit AEON MALL Miyazaki. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll around Miyazaki Art Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Miyazaki trip tool.

You can drive from Kokonoe-machi to Miyazaki in 4 hours. In April in Miyazaki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanoya.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Kanoya

— 1 night
Kanoya is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. On the 20th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Kirishimagaoka Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kanoya Rose Garden, and then examine the collection at Kanoya Air Base Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanoya trip planner.

You can drive from Miyazaki to Kanoya in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kanoya

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:

Kagoshima

— 2 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kagoshima Chuo Station, make a trip to Tenmonkan, don't miss a visit to Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, then meet the residents at Kagoshima City Aquarium, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Amu Plaza Kagoshima.

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

Traveling by car from Kanoya to Kagoshima takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Kagoshima when traveling from Kanoya in April, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Nagasaki

— 1 night

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Glover Garden, see the interesting displays at Dejima, explore the wide array of goods at Nagasaki Hamaya, stroll around Nakashimagawa Park, then see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Nagasaki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kagoshima to Nagasaki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nishisonogi-gun.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:

Nishisonogi-gun

— 1 night
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at 26 Christian Martyrs Landing Site.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nishisonogi-gun trip itinerary planner.

Nishisonogi-gun is very close to Nagasaki. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saikai.
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Saikai

— 1 night
On the 25th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Nanatsugama Limestone Cave, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nagasaki Bio Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Nagasaki Holland Village.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Saikai trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nishisonogi-gun to Saikai takes an hour. In April in Saikai, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sasebo.

Things to do in Saikai

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

Sasebo

— 3 nights
With its U.S. Navy base, Sasebo has certainly developed pockets with an international feel: in downtown, often known as Sailor Town, you'll happen upon a number of eateries serving American-style hamburgers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maritime Self-Defense Force Sasebo Museum, Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara, Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tenkaiho, take in panoramic vistas at Ishidake Observatory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Miuracho Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sasebo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Saikai to Sasebo by car takes about an hour. In April in Sasebo, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Saga.

Things to do in Sasebo

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:

Saga

— 1 night
Saga is the capital city of Saga Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan.Saga was the capital of Saga Domain in the Edo period, and largest city of former Hizen Province.As of February 28, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 234,453 and a population density of 543 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): pick up some new knowledge with Yoshinogari Historical Park, admire the landmark architecture of Saga Castle Hommaru History Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Mietsu Naval Dock.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saga sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sasebo to Saga in 1.5 hours. In April in Saga, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Karatsu.

Things to do in Saga

Historic Sites · Classes · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

Karatsu

— 1 night
The coastal city of Karatsu has long held importance for trade with China and the Korean Peninsula.
On the 30th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Former Takatori House, then make a trip to Nagoya Castle Ruins, and then explore the activities along Nanatsugama Caves.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Karatsu trip planning site.

You can drive from Saga to Karatsu in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saga in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Karatsu, with lows of 62°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Karatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Fukuoka

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canal City Hakata as well as Marinoa City Fukuoka. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Marinoa City Fukuoka.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Fukuoka trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Karatsu to Fukuoka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Fukuoka when traveling from Karatsu in May, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Shopping · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Kitakyushu

— 2 nights
An important gateway for trade and travel between Honshu and Kyushu, the city of Kitakyushu has an old industrial waterfront and provides access to a number of natural sites across the wider region.
Kitakyushu is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Mojiko Retro, buy something for everyone on your list at Amu Plaza Kokura, look for gifts at Tanga Ichiba, and don't miss a visit to Old Mojimitsui Club.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kitakyushu trip builder website.

Drive from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Kyushu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Enthusiastic shutterbugs and lovers of all things picturesque often choose to tour Kyushu-Okinawa on one of the island's epic train trips, leading through a landscape shaped by thousands of years of volcanic activity. With mild winters, warm summers, and plenty of developed beaches, the region offers a wealth of marine sports and recreation. Those with relaxation on their mind take a vacation in Kyushu-Okinawa for a chance to explore some of Japan's finest onsens, in which pristine nature meets modern amenities for an unforgettable tourist experience.