15 days in East Asia Itinerary

15 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia journey planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fujinomiya, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
Fly to Tokyo Narita, Train to Nikko
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Nikko, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive to Narita International Airport, Fly to Philadelphia

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Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shibuya Center-gai, Omotesando, Meiji Jingu Shrine, and other attractions you added. On the 27th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Imperial Palace. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Asakusa, make a trip to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, then visit Ginza, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Ginza Mitsukoshi.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tokyo, with lows around 69°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Fujinomiya, Japan

— 1 night
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba as well as Lake Kawaguchi. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Lake Kawaguchi and then make a trip to Saiko Iyashi no Sato Nemba.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fujinomiya journey planner.

You can drive from Tokyo to Fujinomiya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Gion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, admire the landmark architecture of Kyoto Station Building, and admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour site.

Getting from Fujinomiya to Kyoto by train takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Seoul, South Korea

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seoul tour planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Seoul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Seoul to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nikko.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Nikko, Japan

— 3 nights
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Nasu Garden Outlet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ryuzu Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nikko trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Seoul to Nikko takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nikko

Baths · Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trip