19 days in Japan, Singapore & South Korea Itinerary

19 days in Japan, Singapore & South Korea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia travel planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Akihabara.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Tokyo. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, stop by Arashiyama, look for gifts at Musubi Kyoto, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kyoto are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Singapore.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, meet the residents at River Wonders, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore vacation app.

Fly from Kyoto to Singapore in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Singapore. In July in Singapore, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and then stroll around Yongdusan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan journey planner.

Getting from Singapore to Busan by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Singapore to Busan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, expect Busan to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Seoul, South Korea

— 4 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, stroll through Changdeokgung Palace, admire the masterpieces at Seoul Arts Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Seoul visit planner.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

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.

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.