56 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

56 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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56 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Naha
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Zamami-son
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Motobu-cho
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Kumejima-cho
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
5
Iriomote-jima
— 8 nights
Ferry:  1 h
6
Ishigaki
— 10 nights
Travel:  2 h 30 min
7
Hateruma-jima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Miyakojima
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

8
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: Yomitan-son (Yomitan Village Traditional Craft Art Center & Cape Zampa), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cape Manzamo, &more) and American Village (in Chatan-cho). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, appreciate the history behind Heiwa no Ishiji, have some family-friendly fun at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, and explore the fascinating underground world of Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naha tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Naha is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Naha due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Los Angeles in March, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nanjo, Onna-son, Itoman, Yomitan-son, Uruma
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

6
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Amagusuku Observatory, snap pictures at Aka Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Furuzamami Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Gahi Island.

Planning Zamami-son trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Naha to Zamami-son in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in March, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shimajiri-gun
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Kerama Islands ©
Kerama Islands
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Motobu-cho: Izena-son (Shirasagi Lookout & Mt. Izena Forest Park), Nakijin-son (Kouri Ohashi & Tomibansho Trace) and Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, stroll around Busena Marine Park, and experience rural life at Aiai Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Motobu-cho travel route planning site .

Drive from Zamami-son to Motobu-cho in 3 hours. Traveling from Zamami-son in March, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Motobu-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nago, Nakijin-son, Kunigami-son, Izena-son, HIRO COFFEE FARM
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
Highlights from your plan
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©

6
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
When in Kumejima-cho, make a side trip to see Shunza (Amanjaki) in Tonaki-son, approximately Tonaki-son away. The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Kumejima Uma Bokujo, explore the ancient world of Uegusukujo Castle Ruin, head off the coast to Hatenohama, and take in the views from Shirugachi Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kumejima-cho driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Motobu-cho to Kumejima-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April in Kumejima-cho, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shunza (Amanjaki)
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Hiyajo Banta ©
Hiyajo Banta

8
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, don't miss a visit to Nakama-river Protected Region, enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshisuna Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Iriomote-jima route builder website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Kumejima-cho to Iriomote-jima in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. April in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

10
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, get outside with Yonehara Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and stroll around Banna Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ishigaki road trip site .

Getting from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in April, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hateruma-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taketomi-jima, Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki
Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal

2
nights
Hateruma-jima

Hateruma-jima ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument of The Southernmost Part of Japn, don't miss a visit to Cape Takanazaki, take in panoramic vistas at Haterum Island Starlight Tower, then take a leisurely stroll along Hateruma Port, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nishihama Beach, and finally make a trip to Court Mori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Haterumajima Lighthouse, get outside with Pemuchi Beach, appreciate the history behind Oyake Akahachi Monument, make a trip to Hateruma Post Office, then stop by Naishiburaku Cooperative Shop, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sokonatameike Viewing Platform.

For more things to do, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hateruma-jima trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ishigaki to Hateruma-jima. April in Hateruma-jima sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Hateruma-jima

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Nishihama Beach ©
Nishihama Beach
Haterum Island Starlight Tower ©
Haterum Island Starlight Tower

8
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yonaha Maehama Beach, don't miss a visit to Soedo Sagaribana, head outdoors with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miyakojima trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Hateruma-jima to Miyakojima with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 2 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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