11 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Nagoya, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Takayama, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Osaka, Japan
— 1 day
Fly:  10 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the views from The Helix Bridge and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, contemplate the long history of Battlebox, and then admire the natural beauty at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Singapore road trip site.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Singapore Changi Airport. February in Singapore sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo

2
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.
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Observatory, Seaside Top, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, thenmake a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, and finally wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Tokyo in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in February: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal ©
Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal
Ueno District ©
Ueno District

1
night
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atsuta Jingu Shrine, thendon't miss a visit to Osu Shopping Street, thenengage your brain at Nagoya City Science Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nagoya tour planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagoya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tokyo in February, expect nights in Nagoya to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Nagoya

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Osu Shopping Street ©
Osu Shopping Street
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park ©
SCMAGLEV and Railway Park

1
night
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Hida Furukawa Old Town, thenlearn more about the world around you at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), thensteep yourself in history at Takayama Jinya, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Takayama trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nagoya to Takayama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Hida Furukawa Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Takayama Jinya ©
Takayama Jinya
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ninna-ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kennin-ji Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, thenhave some family-friendly fun at NINJA VR KYOTO, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Takayama in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Classes Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Ninna-ji Temple ©
Ninna-ji Temple

1
day
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and then get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe

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