11 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

11 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
2
Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
3
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights

3
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
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: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, and wander the streets of Insadong.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seoul visit planner.

New York City, USA to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seoul is 14 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Seoul dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

1
night
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Busan trip planner.

Fly from Seoul to Busan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Busan, with highs around 72°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan and take a stroll through Dotombori District.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Busan to Osaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kyoto
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and finally ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and then get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo vacation planner.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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