30 days in South Korea, Singapore & Japan Itinerary

30 days in South Korea, Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Jeonju, South Korea
— 1 day
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Gyeongju, South Korea
— 1 night
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
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Singapore, Singapore — 3 nights

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and snap pictures at Sentosa Boardwalk.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Singapore is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cape Town to Singapore. In June, Singapore is much warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.
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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.
Take a break from Tokyo with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, about 30 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 8th (Thu) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Akihabara, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Tokyo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo. In June, Tokyo is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kanazawa.
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Kanazawa, Japan — 2 nights

An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House, then step into the grandiose world of Kanazawa Castle, then walk around Kenrokuen Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Kanazawa Station, make a trip to Omicho Market, then take a stroll through Higashichaya Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Ochaya Shima.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kanazawa online travel planner.

Fly from Tokyo to Kanazawa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kyoto.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kyoto, Japan — 3 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 is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, and get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Kyoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, then walk around Nara Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Dotombori District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka day trip app.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seoul.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from N Seoul Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

You can 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 June, daytime highs in Seoul are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jeonju.
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Jeonju, South Korea — 1 day

If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Portrait Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jeonju route planner.

You can drive from Seoul to Jeonju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seoul in June, expect nights in Jeonju to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gyeongju.
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Gyeongju, South Korea — 1 night

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

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Getting from Jeonju to Gyeongju by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jeonju in June: highs in Gyeongju hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Busan.
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Busan, South Korea — 3 nights

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Busan online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Gyeongju in June, you will find days in Busan are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach and then Head underground at Manjanggul Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls and then admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju travel route planning app.

You can 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. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Japan travel guide

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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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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.

Jeju Island travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.