13 days in South Korea, Vietnam & Japan Itinerary

13 days in South Korea, Vietnam & Japan Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 1 night

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Insadong. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and steep yourself in history at Baek In-je's House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Aktau, Kazakhstan to Seoul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Aktau to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haedong Yonggung Temple, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally see the interesting displays at Busan Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Seoul to Busan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Busan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Busan Museum ©
Busan Museum

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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 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then wander the streets of Ginza, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): visit Odaiba District and then make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Tokyo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Ginza ©
Ginza
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally stroll through Kyoto Isshu Trail, Higahiyama Fuahimi Inari Course.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Nishiki Market Shopping District

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and then take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Marble Mountains, and finally look for gifts at KaHoLi store.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Da Nang takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in March; daily highs in Da Nang reach 32°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture ©
Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): view the masterpieces at TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), and then take a stroll through Old Quarter. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and then take an in-depth tour of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanoi journey planner.

You can fly from Da Nang to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) ©
TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong

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