13 days in Japan & Manila Itinerary

13 days in Japan & Manila Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Matsue, Japan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7 h
2
Miyakojima, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  45 min
3
Ishigaki, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
4
Manila, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Matsue, Japan

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Daikon Island and then make a trip to Yomegashima Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsue journey maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Matsue is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Matsue at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Matsue

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya
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Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography ©
Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography
Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya ©
Ogamiyama Shrine Okunomiya
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Visiting Yabiji and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nagamahama Beach Coast. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Sawada no hama Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Cape Funausagibanata Observatory Facility, snap pictures at Irabu Ohashi, and take in the pleasant sights at Nishihenna Cape.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Matsue to Miyakojima takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In October, Miyakojima is a bit warmer than Matsue - with highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nagamahama Beach Coast ©
Nagamahama Beach Coast
Yabiji
Yabiji
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nakamoto Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Island Countryside Settlement and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan-Vera Ishigaki Island Observatory Station. Take a break from Ishigaki with a short trip to Kuroshima Research Institute in Kuro-shima, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Shiraho Beach and see the interesting displays at MInsah Kogei Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ishigaki vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Ishigaki takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Island Countryside Settlement
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Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Kayaking & Canoeing
Shiraho Beach ©
Shiraho Beach

3
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Sebastian Church, then take a stroll through Eastwood City, and then admire the masterpieces at Art in Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): browse the different shops at Glorietta, then try to win big at Solaire Resort and Casino, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Daranak Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila vacation maker.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Manila in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ishigaki to Manila is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Quezon City, Glorietta, Solaire Resort and Casino, Daranak Falls, Aguinaldo Shrine
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Art in Island ©
Art in Island
Aguinaldo Shrine ©
Aguinaldo Shrine
Eastwood City ©
Eastwood City

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