16 days in Cairns, Osaka & Okinawa City Itinerary

16 days in Cairns, Osaka & Okinawa City Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
— Few hours
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Okinawa City, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 8 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— Few hours

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Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 13th (Wed), learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and then explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning app.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums
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The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
Samurai Gallery Australia ©
Samurai Gallery Australia

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, shop like a local with Minami (Namba), thentake a stroll through Dotombori District, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Sunset Owl Cafe, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toshodai-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji.

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You can fly from Cairns to Osaka in 11 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairns to Osaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in May, things will get little chillier in Osaka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Okinawa City.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nara, Kyoto
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Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Okinawa City, Japan

Okinawa is the second-largest city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, following Naha, the capital city. For shopping fun, head to Plaza House Shopping Center or Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katsuren Castle Ruins and Okinawa Post-War Cultural Material Museum Histreet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinawa City: Manza Dream Hole (in Onna-son) and Shirumichu (in Uruma). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Okinawa City Music Museum Ongakumura, admire the masterpieces at Sakima Art Museum, contemplate the long history of The Site of Chibana Castle, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Okinawa City day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Okinawa City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Okinawa City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Uruma, Scuba & Snorkeling, Yomitanzanyaki Kitagama, Manza Dream Hole, Sunabe No.1
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Katsuren Castle Ruins ©
Katsuren Castle Ruins
Sakima Art Museum ©
Sakima Art Museum

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Get some cultural insight at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Popular historic sites such as Osaka Castle and Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Kennin-ji Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, &more), Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple & Koyasan Danjo Garan) and Sakurai (Omiwa Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). Explore Osaka further: walk around Nakanoshima Park, examine the collection at Kids Plaza Osaka, admire the landmark architecture of Umeda Sky Building, and explore the world behind art at Miho Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Osaka trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Okinawa City to Osaka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Otsu, Koya-cho, Sakurai, Miho Museum
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Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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Cairns, Australia

Cairns
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Cairns takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Cairns. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Osaka in May, with lows around °C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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