18 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

18 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
3
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
4
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at Tokyo National Museum and The Hakone Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Asakusa. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Mitaka to see Ghibli Museum Mitaka about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Odaiba District, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tokyo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Tokyo is 12 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, things will get slightly colder in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

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 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, thenget engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, and finally take a stroll through Gion. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Nishiki Market Shopping District, thenmake a trip to Nijo Castle, and finally examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planning app.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, thenponder the world of politics at Mint Museum, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Mint Museum ©
Mint Museum
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Korea and The War Memorial of Korea. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Seonamgangnu Pavilion (in Suwon) and DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, steep yourself in history at Deoksugung, and explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Seoul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Seoul when traveling from Osaka in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Suwon, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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