7 days in Los Angeles & Japan Itinerary

7 days in Los Angeles & Japan Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

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

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kyoto.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Kyoto, Japan — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, wander the streets of Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto road trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Kyoto in 13 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Kyoto, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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