15 days in Cancun & Japan Itinerary

15 days in Cancun & Japan Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
When in Cancun, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen, approximately Playa del Carmen away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun sightseeing planner.

Houston, USA to Cancun is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for little chillier days in Cancun, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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Zipline
Zipline
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
World heritage site
La Isla Shopping Village
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Osaka, Japan

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en) and Nara (Nigatsu-do Temple & Nara Park). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, look for gifts at Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo, and contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Cancun to Osaka takes 21.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun to Osaka, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in June, things will get slightly colder in Osaka: highs are around 81°F and lows about 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nara Park ©
Wildlife Area
Nara Park
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Kyoto, Japan

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: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, see what you can catch with Hero Tour Japan, make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koshojibetsuin Ryozenhobyo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Nightlife
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland
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