12 days in Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

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12 days in Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
+2
train + Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  18​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Surak Mountain and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Insadong, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bongeunsa Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seoul journey app .

Philadelphia, USA to Seoul is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

3
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.
Head to teamLab Borderless and Kitchen Town (Kappabashi)for some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yanaka and Ueno. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanda Myojin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozomon, and steep yourself in history at Hie Jinjya.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tokyo when traveling from Seoul in March, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Fire Museum ©
Fire Museum
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

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