28 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

28 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

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28 days in Tokyo & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  16​h
1
Tokyo
— 12 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto
— 14 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

12
nights
Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Ghibli Museum Mitaka (in Mitaka) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and take a stroll through Odaiba.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo road trip planning app .

Salt Lake City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Tokyo. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you will find days in Tokyo are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Hakone-machi, Urayasu, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

14
nights
Kyoto

Kyoto ©
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, & more), Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more) and Chubu Park (in Toin-cho). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and make a trip to Arashiyama.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto journey maker website .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara, Chubu Park, Byodoin, Hakutakarokusuien
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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