25 days in United States & Japan Itinerary

25 days in United States & Japan Itinerary

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New York City, United States
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Tokyo, Japan
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Sapporo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Ina, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Houston, United States
— 1 day
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Washington DC, United States
— 1 day
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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. On the 4th (Sun), you're off to Tokyo.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

Tokyo, Japan

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Tokyo in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tokyo is 14 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Sapporo, Japan

— 3 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapporo: Otaru (Asakusa Bridge, Otaru Canal, &more) and Noboribetsu (Oyunumagawa Natural Footbath, Jigokudani, &more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Hakkogakuen Hanashobupark, walk around Odori Park, make a trip to Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and hit the slopes at Okurayama Lookout.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Sapporo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Sapporo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in July; daily highs in Sapporo reach 26°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 9th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Hiroshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Hiroshima is a bit warmer than Sapporo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then stop by Naniwa Meibutsu Ichibirian Dotombori, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District.

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You can take a train from Hiroshima to Osaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take a stroll through Gion, and finally explore the activities along Kamogawa River.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ina.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Ina, Japan

— 4 nights
Ina is a city located in central Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan., the city had an estimated population of 68,252 and a population density of 102 persons per km². Venture out of the city with trips to Senjojiki Cirque (in Komagane), Nakatsugawa (Magome Observatory & Nakasendo Magome-juku) and Agematsu-machi (Mt. Hokendake, Mt. Kiso Komagatake, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt.Senjogadake, explore the world behind art at Yoko Nomura Botanical Gallery, walk around Takato Castle Remains Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Naraijuku.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ina trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Ina by car takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyoto in July: highs in Ina hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Ina

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 nights
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Mon) at Tokyo Disneyland. See even more of Tokyo: stop by Odaiba District, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo holiday maker tool.

Getting from Ina to Tokyo by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 25:

Houston, United States

— 1 day

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Water Wall, tee off at Hermann Park, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Houston holiday builder website.

You can fly from Tokyo to Houston in 17 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Tokyo to Houston. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Golf
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Washington DC, United States

— 1 day
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder site.

Fly from Houston to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Washington DC hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.