27 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

27 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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27 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  3​h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kita, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
You've added Singapore Philatelic Museum, Chinatown, Thian Hock Keng Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Helix Bridge and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Clarke Quay and Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre and wander the streets of Little India.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Singapore itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Singapore is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Singapore is minus 4 hours. In April, Singapore is much hotter than Christchurch - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
The Helix Bridge ©
The Helix Bridge

7
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Tobacco & Salt Museum, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, Toyosu Market, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Asakusa Shrine and VR Zone Shinjuku. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Singapore to Tokyo in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Tokyo to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum
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Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Takeshita Street ©
Takeshita Street

7
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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 added Kifune-jinja Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Sanjusangendo Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Todai-ji Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Amanohashidate in Miyazu (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Amanohashidate, Todai-ji Temple
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

5
nights
Kita, Japan

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan. Get outdoors at Mt. Koya and Waterfall of Mino. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koyasan Okunoin and Mint Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kita: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Higashinada), Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya) and Torodo Temple (in Koya-cho).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kita planner .

Kita is just a short distance from Kyoto. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kita

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Koya-cho, Nishinomiya Shrine, Kimiidera Temple, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
day
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
Before you visit Singapore, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kita to Singapore by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Kita to Singapore, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kita in May; daily highs in Singapore reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Nightlife Tours
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