14 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

14 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
Train
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naha, Japan
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea

— 3 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Attractions like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get great views at N Seoul Tower, visit Insadong, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and admire the masterpieces at Seoul Museum of Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul visit site.

Singapore, Singapore to Seoul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Seoul to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Jeju, South Korea

— 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Halla Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Trick Art Museum Korea, admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, and then make a trip to Mysterious Road (Dokkaebi Road).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Jeju itinerary planner.

Getting from Seoul to Jeju by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Jeju

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Jeju to Hiroshima by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. April in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums
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Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
On the 4th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and then make a trip to Kuromon Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka travel planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Osaka by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Osaka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Kyoto, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then stop by Gion. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

You can drive from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tokyo, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, then take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Naha.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Naha, Japan

— 1 night

Capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Naha, the capital of Okinawa, has deep roots: Stone Age relics have been found in the city, and through the Middle Ages it rose in importance in the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle, then make a trip to Shrikinjocho Stone-Path Road, then don't miss a visit to Kokusaidori, and finally don't miss a visit to Makishi Public Market.

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Fly from Tokyo to Naha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In April, Naha is a bit warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naha

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.