14 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

14 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

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14 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Houston, 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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Dongdaemun Marketfor some retail therapy. Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Paju (Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park, Dora Observatory, & more) and Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seoul road trip planning website .

Houston, USA to Seoul is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Houston to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Seoul hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paju, Suwon
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Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Edo-Tokyo Museum and Ghibli Museum Mitaka. Odaiba and Tokyo National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, shop like a local with Ginza, and ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Tokyo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Tokyo DisneySea
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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