30 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

30 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

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30 days in Okinawa Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  31​h
1
Miyakojima
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kumejima-cho
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Motobu-cho
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Naha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Zamami-son
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Iriomote-jima
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h
7
Ishigaki
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
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, historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonaha Maehama Beach, don't miss a visit to East Henna Cape, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, and get outside with Toguchi no Hama.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Miyakojima trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Miyakojima is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Miyakojima is 12 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Miyakojima at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kumejima-cho.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Irabu Ohashi ©
Irabu Ohashi
Ikema Ohashi Bridge ©
Ikema Ohashi Bridge

3
nights
Kumejima-cho

Kumejima-cho ©
The town of Kumejima-cho spans several islands, including the main island of the same name.
Kumejima-cho is known for nature, beaches, museums, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the wide-open spaces of Kumejima Uma Bokujo, step off the mainland to explore Hatenohama, get outside with Ojima Coast, and explore the ancient world of Uegusukujo Castle Ruin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kumejima-cho trip planning tool .

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kumejima-cho in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Motobu-cho.

Things to do in Kumejima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hatenohama ©
Hatenohama
Kumejima Island ©
Kumejima Island
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin ©
Uegusukujo Castle Ruin

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Motobu-cho: Noho Ohashi (in Iheya-son), Izena-son (Mt. Izena Forest Park & Shirasagi Lookout) and Kouri Ohashi (in Nakijin-son). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Okichan Theater, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Dream Center, and make a trip to Bise no Fukugi Tree Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Motobu-cho road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kumejima-cho to Motobu-cho in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Motobu-cho sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Naha.

Things to do in Motobu-cho

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Nakijin-son, Izena-son, Nago, Iejima Beach Side Horse Park, Noho Ohashi
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium ©
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Kouri Ohashi ©
Kouri Ohashi
Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park ©

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Heiwa no Ishiji (in Itoman), Onna-son (Scuba & Snorkeling & Cape Manzamo) and American Village (in Chatan-cho). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Shurijo Castle, make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, steep yourself in history at Katsuren Castle Ruins, and stroll through Okinawa World Culture Kingdom Gyokusendo.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Naha day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Motobu-cho to Naha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Naha are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nanjo, Onna-son, Tomori no Ishibori Ufujishi, Heiwa no Ishiji, Haebaru Town Museum
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:
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Shurijo Castle ©
Shurijo Castle
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kokusaidori ©
Kokusaidori

3
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.
Zamami-son is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Amagusuku Observatory, head off the coast to Zamami Island, kick back and relax at Nishibama Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Toma.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zamami-son road trip planner .

Getting from Naha to Zamami-son by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Zamami-son, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Shimajiri-gun
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Zamami Island ©
Zamami Island
Kerama Islands ©
Kerama Islands
Furuzamami Beach ©
Furuzamami Beach

3
nights
Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Iriomote-jima is known for nature, adventure, beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Mizuochi Falls, make a trip to Ruins of Amitory Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Amitori Asaba.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Iriomote-jima trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Zamami-son to Iriomote-jima with the Route module. March in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Funauki Village ©
Funauki Village

5
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.
Ishigaki is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, walk around Banna Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Iriomote-jima to Ishigaki takes an hour. In March in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kondoi Beach
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Kabira Bay ©
Kabira Bay
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal ©
Ishigaki Port Ritoh Terminal
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

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