14 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

14 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Las Vegas
Bus + Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Miyakojima
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Ishigaki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Motobu-cho
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Naha
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Las Vegas

3
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Explore hidden gems such as Nishihenna Cape and Shimojishima Airport RW17 End. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, don't miss a visit to Hika Road Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tragawa Shuzo, and take in the views from Irabu Ohashi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Miyakojima using our trip planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 18- hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Miyakojima is 17 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Miyakojima to be much hotter, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Hika Road Park ©
Hika Road Park
Nishihenna Cape ©
Nishihenna Cape
Yabiji
Yabiji

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nosoko Mape and Ubutaki Lookouts. Get out of town with these interesting Ishigaki side-trips: Iko Pier (in Kuro-shima), West Ufudaki Lookout (in Kohama-jima) and Barasu Island (in Iriomote-jima). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement, visit Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring, and stop by Yurateiku Market.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ishigaki road trip tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Taketomi-jima, Iko Pier, Barasu Island
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Barasu Island ©
Barasu Island
Island Countryside Settlement ©
Island Countryside Settlement
Iko Pier ©
Iko Pier

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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 hidden gems such as Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center and Mt. Yaedake. Step out of Motobu-cho to go to Kunigami-son and see Hiji Waterfall, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Bisezaki, take in the dramatic natural features at Bise no Warumi, admire the natural beauty at Yohena Ajisai Park, and experience rural life at Aiai Farm.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Motobu-cho tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Motobu-cho when traveling from Ishigaki in January, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kunigami-son, Aiai Farm
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Gorilla Chop ©
Gorilla Chop
Hiji Waterfall ©
Hiji Waterfall
Bisezaki ©
Bisezaki

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aharen Observatory and Heiwa no Ishiji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naha: Zamami-son (Toma & Takatsukiyama Observatory Deck). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Okinawa International Peace Research Institute, make a trip to Kanagushikumuraya, examine the collection at Haebaru Town Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Tsuboya Yamuchin Dori.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naha travel route planner.

Take a bus from Motobu-cho to Naha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Motobu-cho in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Naha, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zamami-son, Heiwa no Ishiji, Haebaru Town Museum, Aharen Observatory, Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi
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Izumo Taisha Okinawa Bunsha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Okinawa Bunsha Shrine

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