16 days in Seoul, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

16 days in Seoul, Tokyo & Osaka Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Itaewon. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, visit Insadong, shop like a local with Hongdae Art Market Free Market, and walk around Banpo Hangang Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary builder website.

New York City, USA to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Seoul. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Senso-ji Temple and Imperial Palace. Head to Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo Disneyland in Maihama, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Skytree, admire the natural beauty at Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, and explore the historical opulence of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning website.

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dotombori District and Osaka Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kyoto International Manga Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Osaka by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Osaka are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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