34 days in Kyoto, Ipoh & Kep Itinerary

34 days in Kyoto, Ipoh & Kep Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 24 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  13 h 45 min
2
Ipoh, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
3
Kep, Cambodia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30 h
End: Harvard, United States

24
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Ise (Isuzugawa, Ise Grand Shrine, &more), Himeji (Himeji Castle, Koko-en, &more) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto tour builder app.

Chicago, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Kyoto is 15 hours. In July, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Koya-cho, Ise, Himeji
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 26:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park

3
nights
Ipoh, Malaysia

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Explore Ipoh's surroundings by going to Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng) and Boh's Tea Centre (in Cameron Highlands). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun, walk around Go Chin Pomelo Nature Park, make a trip to Art of OLDTOWN, and get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ipoh vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kyoto to Ipoh in 14 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto to Ipoh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kep.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gua Tempurung, Boh's Tea Centre
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun
Gua Tempurung ©
Gua Tempurung

2
nights
Kep, Cambodia

Kep ©
The seaside resort of Kep boasts a relaxed and relaxing atmosphere, and a number of points of interest, both natural and man-made.
You've now added Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kep: Kampot (La Plantation & Bokor National Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kep Beach, relax in the rural setting at Sothy's Pepper Farm, and explore the striking landscape of Kep National Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kep trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Ipoh to Kep with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Ipoh to Kep is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kep

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Kampot
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Kep Beach ©
Kep Beach
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island) ©
Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
Bokor National Park ©
Bokor National Park

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