12 days in Las Vegas, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

12 days in Las Vegas, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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12 days in Las Vegas, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  4 h
1
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 45 min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning app .

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and then wander the streets of Insadong.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Seoul by combination of flight and train takes about 16 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Seoul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

3
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Relax by the water at Hamdeok Beach and Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Hallim Park and The Islander. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, get outside with Iho Tewoo Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Jeju travel planner.

Fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Jeju: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hallim Park ©
Hallim Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 17th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Busan Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Busan trip tool .

Fly from Jeju to Busan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Busan when traveling from Jeju in September, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Busan

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

2
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.
On the 18th (Fri), walk around Yodoryokuchi Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Busan to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or fly. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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