20 days in India, Edinburgh & Japan Itinerary

20 days in India, Edinburgh & Japan Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
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Chennai, India
— 1 night
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Madurai, India
— 1 night

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary maker.

Chennai, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in June; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Tokyo in 18 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, visit Arashiyama, steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Himeji trip planning website.

Take a train from Kyoto to Himeji in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kyoto in June, plan for little chillier days in Himeji, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

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), get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Chennai, India

Chennai ©

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Marina Beach and then make a trip to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Fort St. George, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally browse the collection at The Anna Centenary Library.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Chennai in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Hiroshima to Chennai. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hiroshima in June, with highs in Chennai at 43°C and lows at 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society
Fort St. George ©
Fort St. George

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Madurai, India

Madurai ©

Athens of the East

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), take in the dramatic natural features at Samanar Hills, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Madurai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Madurai, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Samanar Hills ©
Samanar Hills
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

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