23 days in Japan, Kuala Lumpur & George Town Itinerary

23 days in Japan, Kuala Lumpur & George Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
3
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
5
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night


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4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market, Odaiba District, and other attractions. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 15 hours. Traveling from San Jose in March, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

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Kyoto, Japan

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.
You've added Yasaka Shrine, Nanzenji Suirokaku, Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
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.
You've added Todai-ji Temple, Isuien Garden, Higashimuki Shopping Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Osaka with a short trip to Nara Park in Nara, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka travel planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

5
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sunway Lagoon, Pavilion KL, Kanching Rainforest Waterfall, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, Head underground at Batu Caves, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and stroll around KLCC Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In April, Kuala Lumpur is much hotter than Osaka - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sunway Lagoon, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You've added Batu Ferringhi Beach, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Little India - Penang, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, stop by Chew Jetty, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the George Town tour app.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. In April, daytime highs in George Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Little India - Penang, Kek Lok Si Temple, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

1
night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
You've now added Putrajaya Bridge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Putra Mosque, take in the views from Putrajaya Bridge, and then make a trip to Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya.

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You can drive from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur is 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Putrajaya
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Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
Putrajaya Bridge ©
Putrajaya Bridge
Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya ©
Moroccan Pavilion Putrajaya

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