20 days in India, Edinburgh & Japan Itinerary

20 days in India, Edinburgh & Japan Itinerary

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20 days in India, Edinburgh & Japan Itinerary

Start: Chennai (Madras), India
+2
Fly + bus + train:  15​h 45​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  13​h 45​min
Chennai (Madras), India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Madurai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Chennai (Madras), India

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

Chennai (Madras), India to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in June, things will get colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Tokyo takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Tokyo. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in June: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, explore the historical opulence of Nijo-jo Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo-jo Castle ©
Nijo-jo Castle

1
night
Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 26th (Tue), make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then admire the natural beauty at Kokoen Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Himeji trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Himeji takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

#Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Kokoen Garden ©
Kokoen Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, then appreciate the history behind Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Hiroshima

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

1
night
Chennai (Madras), India

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then make a trip to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Fort St. George, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally get lost in a book at The Anna Centenary Library.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chennai (Madras) route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Chennai (Madras) takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Hiroshima in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chennai (Madras): highs are around 43°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

1
night
Madurai, India

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Samanar Hills, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madurai itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Chennai (Madras) to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Samanar Hills ©
Samanar Hills
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

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