11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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11 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Kagoshima
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Beppu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Fukuoka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kagoshima side-trips: Chiran Peace Museum (in Minamikyushu), Ibusuki (Onsen Resorts & Cape Nagasakibana) and Kareigawa Station (in Kirishima). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Sengan-en, pause for some photo ops at Saigo Takamori Statue, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Meiji Restoration.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip builder tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kagoshima is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kagoshima, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Kagoshima reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Chiran Peace Museum, Kareigawa Station
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Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Senganen ©
Senganen

2
nights
Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

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.
On the 24th (Fri), head off the coast to Hashima Island, make a trip to Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, then make a trip to World Peace Symbol Zone, then get engrossed in the history at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, and finally snap pictures at Megane Bridge. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Ōura Church, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, then don't miss a visit to Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagasaki online vacation planner .

Getting from Kagoshima to Nagasaki by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. April in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Beppu.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Glover Garden ©
Glover Garden
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ©
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Nagasaki Peace Park ©
Nagasaki Peace Park

2
nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Usajingu Shrine, explore the activities along Lake Kinrin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Umi Jigoku, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hells of Beppu, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oita Marine Palace Aquarium Umitamago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Takasakiyama Nature Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Jumonjibaru Observation Deck, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at African Safari, and finally get great views at Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beppu travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nagasaki to Beppu in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Beppu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Beppu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oita, Usa, Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge, Lake Kinrin
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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Lake Kinrin ©
Lake Kinrin
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fukuoka: Kumamoto (Kumamoto Castle & Suizenji Jojuen Garden) and Dazaifu (Dazaifu Tenman-gu & Komyozen-ji Temple). There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Ohori Park, explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tochoji Temple, and walk around Maizuru Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka trip builder app .

You can drive from Beppu to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Kumamoto
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Dazaifu Tenman-gu
Ohori Park ©
Ohori Park

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