7 days in Nara, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

7 days in Nara, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

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7 days in Nara, Osaka & Kyoto Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
1
Nara
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Kita
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kyoto
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Nara

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
You've now added Todai-ji Temple to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Heijokyu Ruins, contemplate the long history of Naramachi, then don't miss a visit to Naramachi Koshino Ie, then steep yourself in history at Gango-ji Temple, and finally examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nara travel route app .

Singapore, Singapore to Nara is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Nara due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Nara reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kita.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center ©
Todaiji Temple Cultural Center

2
nights
Kita

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Nara Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a stroll through Dotonbori. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, shop like a local with Minami (Namba), and then stroll through Minamitemma Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kita trip itinerary maker .

Kita is just a short distance from Nara. November in Kita sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kita

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori

2
nights
Kyoto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Heian Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planning tool .

Kyoto is just a stone's throw from Kita. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

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