14 days in Japan, United States & Seoul Itinerary

14 days in Japan, United States & Seoul Itinerary

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14 days in Japan, United States & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  4​h
1
Sacramento, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  2​h
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
6
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dallas, United States


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1
night
Sacramento, United States

Sacramento
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sacramento trip itinerary site .

Dallas to Sacramento is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Sacramento. You will leave for San Francisco on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries Parks Tours

1
night
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip app .

You can drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. You will leave for Seoul on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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.
You've added Dongdaemun Shopping Complex, Namdaemun Market, Sungnyemun Gate, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and finally steep yourself in history at Namsangol Hanok Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seoul visit website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seoul in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Seoul at 85°F and lows at 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

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 Ginza and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odaiba and Asakusa. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, wander the streets of Akihabara, and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo visit site .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

3
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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kinkaku-ji. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nijo Castle and Heian Shrine. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Gion and shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto online itinerary planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

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

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and then wander the streets of Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Osaka tour itinerary planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

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