11 days in Japan & Central Poland Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Central Poland Itinerary

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11 days in Japan & Central Poland Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  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
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Perth, Australia


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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), explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji, then see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Odaiba and then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Tokyo is much hotter than Perth - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
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, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo, and finally contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto online travel planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Kyoto sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the 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
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.
On the 4th (Tue), make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then step off the mainland to explore Miyajima.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. 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 Parks

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

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nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Get some historical perspective at The National Museum in Warsaw and Rynek Starego Miasta. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), and contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Warsaw takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hiroshima in August: high temperatures in Warsaw hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warsaw

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

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