32 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Nagoya Itinerary

32 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Nagoya Itinerary

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32 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Nagoya Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20​h
1
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Tokashiki-son
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
9
Nagoya
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ishigaki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ishigaki due to the time zone difference. September in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taketomi-jima
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, beaches, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, head off the coast to Iriomote Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ida no Hama Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Iriomote-jima trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima takes an hour. September in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

4
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yonaha Maehama Beach, kick back and relax at Sunayama Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, and explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Iriomote-jima to Miyakojima in 4 hours. September in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

3
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima-cho is known for nature, beaches, museums, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the vivid underwater world at Shichugama, wander the wide-open spaces of Kumejima Uma Bokujo, kick back and relax at Ala Beach, and stroll through Hatenohama.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kumejima-cho travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kumejima-cho in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kumejima-cho are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Hiyajo Banta Cliff ©
Hiyajo Banta Cliff

4
nights
Motobu-cho

Motobu-cho ©
Formed by the gradual merging of several old fishing villages, today the island town of Motobu-cho boasts paradisal beaches of white sand, clear waters, and a rich array of wildlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Nakijin-son (Kouri Ocean Tower & Kouri Ohashi). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a walk through Bise no Fukugi Tree Road, and contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Motobu-cho day trip planning site .

Getting from Kumejima-cho to Motobu-cho by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nakijin-son
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©

3
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Zamami-son is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Gahijima Sand Dune, step off the mainland to explore Zamami Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ibinume Shrine, and stroll through Aka Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zamami-son day trip planning site .

You can drive from Motobu-cho to Zamami-son in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokashiki-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Aka Beach ©
Aka Beach

2
nights
Tokashiki-son

Tokashiki-son ©
On the 28th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Tokashiki History and Folklore Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Tokashiki-jima Island, then kick back and relax at Aharen Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Aharen Observatory. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Kerama Islands, pause for some photo ops at The monument of Group Self-Determination, then take in the waterfront activity at Tokashiki Port Passenger Terminal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tokashiku Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokashiki-son trip planner .

You can drive from Zamami-son to Tokashiki-son in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tokashiki-son are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Naha.

Things to do in Tokashiki-son

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Kerama Islands
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Aharen Beach ©
Aharen Beach
Kerama Islands ©
Kerama Islands
Tokashiku Beach
Tokashiku Beach

3
nights
Naha

Naha ©
Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Get out of town with these interesting Naha side-trips: Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo & Sefa-Utaki), American Village (in Chatan-cho) and Onna-son (Blue Cave, Cape Manzamo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Kokusaidori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clara Church, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sakimoto Shuzo Distillers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naha vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Tokashiki-son to Naha takes 2 hours. September in Naha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nagoya.

Things to do in Naha

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Onna-son, Nanjo, American Village, St. Clara Church
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Nagoya

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 3rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Nagoya Castle, see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, and finally meet the residents at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Hikone Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Grand Shrine, and then make a trip to Okage Yokocho.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nagoya trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Naha to Nagoya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Naha in October, things will get a bit cooler in Nagoya: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Ise, Toyota Automobile Museum, Hikone Castle
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Nagoya Castle ©
Nagoya Castle
Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

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