15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Seoul Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Seoul Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, and take a stroll through Odaiba District.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday builder tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Tokyo is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Dotombori District (in Dotombori), Jikko Japanese Knife Shop Namba Skyo (in Namba) and Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto route planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, get great views at N Seoul Tower, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seoul vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Seoul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Kyoto in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

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