14 days in Vancouver & Japan Itinerary

14 days in Vancouver & Japan Itinerary

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14 days in Vancouver & Japan Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, go for a walk through VanDusen Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, and explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

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Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo), Kiyomizu-dera Temple (in Higashiyama) and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Gion, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori.

Before you visit Osaka, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Vancouver to Osaka in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get a bit warmer in Osaka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, head off the coast to Miyajima, and then steep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima tour itinerary planning app .

Getting from Osaka to Hiroshima by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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