10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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10 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Fukuoka
1
Fukuoka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kitakyushu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Kagoshima
— 1 night
4
Kumamoto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sasebo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Nagasaki
— 1 night
7
Beppu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Fukuoka

2
nights
Fukuoka

Fukuoka ©
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.
You've added Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Yatai, Dazaifu Temmangu, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Tue), stroll through Uminonakamichi Seaside Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fukuoka, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Fukuoka Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kitakyushu.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dazaifu Temmangu
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Marine World umino-nakamichi ©
Marine World umino-nakamichi
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park ©
Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
Dazaifu Temmangu
Dazaifu Temmangu

2
nights
Kitakyushu

Kitakyushu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): meet the residents at Kaikyokan, take in the views from Blue Wing Moji, and then learn more about the world around you at Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History. On your second day here, make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, walk around Shinyamaguchi Station North And South Passage, then Head underground at Akiyoshido, then find something for the whole family at Space World, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kokura Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kitakyushu road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fukuoka to Kitakyushu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Kitakyushu

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Akiyoshido
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Space World ©
Space World
Kaikyokan ©
Kaikyokan

1
night
Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kagoshima City Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kagoshima travel route planner .

You can take a train from Kitakyushu to Kagoshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kitakyushu in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Kagoshima. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Minamikyushu
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Kagoshima City Aquarium ©
Kagoshima City Aquarium
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, witness the site of a historic battle at Shimpuren Leader Tomoo Otaguro's Battle Site, take an in-depth tour of Sakuranobaba Johsaien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kato Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kumamoto travel route planner.

Take a train from Kagoshima to Kumamoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sasebo.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1
night
Sasebo

Sasebo ©
With its U.S.
On the 26th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort, meet the residents at Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara, then get in on the family fun at Huis Ten Bosch, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Domtoren.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sasebo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Sasebo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Sasebo

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Huis Ten Bosch ©
Huis Ten Bosch
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara ©
Kujukushima Aquarium Umikirara
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort ©
Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort

1
night
Nagasaki

Nagasaki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium, don't miss a visit to World Peace Symbol Zone, then walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sasebo to Nagasaki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium ©
Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

1
night
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and then take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Beppu online trip planner .

Getting from Nagasaki to Beppu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Beppu

Nature Parks Baths
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Onsen Resorts
Kamado Jigoku ©
Kamado Jigoku

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