18 days in Seoul, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

18 days in Seoul, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea — 7 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 National Museum of Korea, Seoul City Wall, Starfield Library, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, contemplate the long history of Namsangol Hanok Village, and admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Seoul attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Seoul. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Seoul reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Osaka.
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Osaka, Japan — 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and other attractions.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka attractions planner.

Getting from Seoul to Osaka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Osaka: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Yayoi Kusama Museum, teamLab☆Planets, and other attractions you added. Have a day of magic on the 10th (Tue) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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