13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Seoul Itinerary

13 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Seoul Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights

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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.
Mount Fuji has been added to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Ginza and Takeshita Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Enoshima Island and Mt. Takao. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and stop by Akihabara.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Tokyo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 76°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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Ginza ©
Ginza
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji and then don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto vacation planning website.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
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Gion

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hwaseong Fortress. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, wander the streets of Insadong, and shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seoul itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Seoul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in August, you will find days in Seoul are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Side Trip

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

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