14 days in Vancouver & Japan Itinerary

14 days in Vancouver & Japan Itinerary

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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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vancouver trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. October in Vancouver sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more). It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and wander the streets of Dotombori.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Osaka road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Osaka takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vancouver to Osaka, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in October, with highs in Osaka at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hiroshima day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the 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
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo online journey planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Tokyo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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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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