12 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
2
Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace, and then wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (branch), and finally see the interesting displays at Grevin Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 17 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

3
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Popular historic sites such as Samseonghyeol and Gwaneumsa Temple are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trick Art Museum Korea and Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Maze Land, take a stroll through Black Pork Street, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jeju online itinerary builder.

Fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach
Trick Art Museum Korea ©
Trick Art Museum Korea
Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum ©
Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chidorigafuchi and Nezu Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Asakusa Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Engaku-ji Temple & Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Hozomon, contemplate the long history of Kitanomaru Park, explore the activities along Meguro River, and admire the masterpieces at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Jeju to Tokyo by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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