14 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

14 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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14 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boraga Limestone Cave and Shimojishima Airport RW17 End. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hika Road Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tragawa Shuzo, and explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miyakojima trip builder tool .

Las Vegas, USA to Miyakojima is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miyakojima, with highs around 69°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

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

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nosoko Mape and Taketomi Submarine Hot Spring. Explore Ishigaki's surroundings by going to Iko Pier (in Kuro-shima), Barasu Island (in Iriomote-jima) and Kohama-jima (Ubutaki Lookouts & West Ufudaki Lookout). The adventure continues: stop by Yurateiku Market and get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. January in Ishigaki sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yohena Ajisai Park and Hiji Waterfall. Take a break from Motobu-cho with a short trip to Gallirallus Okinawae Learning Center in Kunigami-son, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Aiai Farm, head outdoors with Gorilla Chop, don't miss a visit to Bise no Warumi, and see the interesting displays at Oceanic Culture Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Motobu-cho sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ishigaki to Motobu-cho takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Motobu-cho, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a 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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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Toma and Okinawa International Peace Research Institute. Explore Naha's surroundings by going to Aharen Observatory (in Tokashiki-son) and Takatsukiyama Observatory Deck (in Zamami-son). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Ryuso Studio Chura Bijin, don't miss a visit to Kanagushikumuraya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Okinawa Bunsha Shrine, and stop by Splash Okinawa Shop No. 1.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naha online journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naha when traveling from Motobu-cho in February, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 ©
Heiwa no Ishiji ©
Heiwa no Ishiji

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