29 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

29 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  20 h 15 min
1
Zamami-son
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Nakijin-son
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Naha
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
4
Iriomote-jima
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Ishigaki
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Miyakojima
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Portland

4
nights
Zamami-son

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zamami-son: Kumejima-cho (Kumejima Nature Park Tonnahaenchi, Kumejima Hotaru Kan, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Amagusuku Observatory, kick back and relax at Ama Beach, get great views at Unajinosachi Observatory, and step off the mainland to explore Fukaji Island.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zamami-son day trip planning app.

Portland, USA to Zamami-son is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Portland to Zamami-son due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in December, expect Zamami-son to be much hotter, temps between 70°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Nakijin-son.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kumejima-cho, Shimajiri-gun
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

3
nights
Nakijin-son

Nakijin-son ©
Steeped in Ryukyuan history, Nakijin-son tourism centers around the ruins of an ancient stonewall castle.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nakijin-son: Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son), Busena Marine Park (in Nago) and Izena-son (Gitara Coast, Mt. Izena Forest Park, &more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, contemplate the long history of Nakijin Castle Ruins, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nago Catholic Church.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nakijin-son trip website.

Traveling by car from Zamami-son to Nakijin-son takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Zamami-son in December since evenings lows in Nakijin-son dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naha.

Things to do in Nakijin-son

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Nago, Izena-son, Noho Ohashi
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Naha: Yomitan-son (Cape Zampa, Zakimi Castle Ruins, &more), Onna-son (Diamond Beach, Cape Manzamo, &more) and Nanjo (Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo, Sefa-Utaki, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Shurijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, make a trip to Yachimun Street, and explore the historical opulence of Katsuren Castle Ruins.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Naha trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Nakijin-son to Naha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nakijin-son in December, Naha is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yomitan-son, Onna-son, Uruma, Itoman, Nanjo
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Cape Manzamo ©
Cape Manzamo
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

5
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Unarizaki Park, take in the pleasant sights at Ruins of Amitory Village, and make a trip to Funauki Village.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Naha to Iriomote-jima in 4.5 hours. December in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
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Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ishigaki: Kuro-shima (Iko Pier, Higashisuji, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, stroll around Banna Park, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kuro-shima, Taketomi-cho
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal
Banna Park ©
Banna Park

5
nights
Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Miyakojima is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to East Henna Cape, head outdoors with Marine Leisure Sports of Shigira Beach House, kick back and relax at Aragusuku Beach, and take in the views from Ikema Ohashi Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miyakojima online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Miyakojima takes 2 hours. December in Miyakojima sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
East Henna Cape ©
East Henna Cape
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi

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