22 days in Japan, Seoul & Singapore Itinerary

22 days in Japan, Seoul & Singapore Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Starfield COEX Mall, LINE Friends Cafe & Store, Lotte World Tower & Mall, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and make a trip to Insadong.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul journey tool.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Seoul is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Seoul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. You will leave for Osaka on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

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.
You've now added Don Quijote to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around Nara Park, steep yourself in history at Todai-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, then take a stroll through Dotombori District, and finally look for gifts at Don Quijote. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kyoto Imperial Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Osaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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.
Kyoto Free Night Walking Tour has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Arashiyama, then wander the streets of Gion, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Kyoto Free Night Walking Tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Hakone-machi on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 1 night
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lalique Museum Hakone, Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and Okada Museum of Art. On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then see the interesting displays at Lalique Museum Hakone, then explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Okada Museum of Art.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Hakone-machi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kyoto in April, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
You've added Chidorigafuchi, Shibuya Sky, Sunshine City Alpa, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, explore the activities along Tokyo National Museum Garden, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tokyo road trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cloud Forest, The Helix Bridge and Virtual Room: Virtual Reality Singapore. There's much more to do: stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, and make a trip to Singapore Flyer.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore travel planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Singapore in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tokyo to Singapore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in April, expect Singapore to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Japan travel guide

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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.