32 days in Japan, South Korea & Singapore Itinerary

32 days in Japan, South Korea & Singapore Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
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Singapore, Singapore
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Tokyo, Japan — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fuji-Q Highland, Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Omoide Yokocho, and other attractions you added. Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi) and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Odaiba District, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, shop like a local with Takeshita Street, and make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip maker site.

Bengaluru, India to Tokyo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Tokyo, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, expect Tokyo to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kyoto.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:

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.
You've now added Kyoto Tower to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Nishiki Market Shopping District and Kyoto Station Building. Get a sense of the local culture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The adventure continues: make a trip to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and learn the secrets of beer at 株式会社 MATATABI.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:

Osaka, Japan — 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then stroll through Nara Park, and finally wander the streets of Dotombori District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, and then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Osaka trip builder app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Osaka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Seoul, South Korea — 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bukhansan National Park and Cheonggyecheon Stream. You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Leeum Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Nami Island (in Chuncheon) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seoul itinerary planner.

Fly from Osaka to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Seoul is little chillier than Osaka - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Busan.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:

Busan, South Korea — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then stroll through Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggungsa, and finally explore the world behind art at Busan Museum of Art. On the next day, visit Busan Gamcheon Culture Village, examine the collection at Busan Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Bokcheon Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Busan tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Busan, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Jeju.
Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Jeju, South Korea — 2 nights

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju, has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Escape the urban bustle at Seongsan Ilchulbong and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, hunt for treasures at Dongmun Market, steep yourself in history at Seongeup Folk Village, and kick back and relax at Woljeongri Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jeju travel route builder.

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Singapore.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Transportation
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Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Singapore, Singapore — 7 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get some historical perspective at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and Haw Par Villa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chinatown and Little India. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurong Bird Park, and explore the activities along Marina Bay.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Singapore itinerary site.

You can fly from Jeju to Singapore in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeju to Singapore is minus 1 hour. In November in Singapore, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 30:

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

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History Museums · Shopping · 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.