11 days in Japan & Central Poland Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Central Poland Itinerary

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Start: Perth, Australia
Fly + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  16 h
4
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  21 h 45 min
End: Perth, Australia

2
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.
On the 31st (Fri), browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. On your second day here, take a stroll through Odaiba District and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker tool.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Perth in July, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego and Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Rynek Starego Miasta are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), step into the grandiose world of Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum, and examine the collection at Copernicus Science Centre.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Warsaw itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Warsaw in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Hiroshima in August, things will get a bit cooler in Warsaw: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

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