15 days in Japan, San Francisco & Seoul Itinerary

15 days in Japan, San Francisco & Seoul Itinerary

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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Sendai, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, trek along Lands End, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation tool.

Charlotte to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sendai.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Sendai, Japan

Sendai ©
Human history and nature combine seamlessly in Sendai, with the influence of each never far away in this green and storied city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sendaijo Ato, step into the grandiose world of Aoba Castle Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gokoku Shrine, then pick up some local products at Yuriage Port Morning Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shiroishigawa Embankment Hitome Sembonzakura, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kura no Machinami. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Sunmall Ichibancho, browse the different shops at Selva, browse the different shops at Izumi Park Town Tapio, look for gifts at Ota Tofu Shop, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lieutenant Fujihara Ason Sanekata Tombstone, and finally make a trip to Osaki Hachiman Shrine.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sendai trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and train from San Francisco to Sendai in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sendai. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sendai: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Sendai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Yuriage Port Morning Market ©
Yuriage Port Morning Market
Sendaijo Ato ©
Sendaijo Ato
Osaki Hachiman Shrine ©
Osaki Hachiman Shrine

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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 28th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, walk around Ueno Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, then shop like a local with Asakusa, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Central Railway Station. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, steep yourself in history at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, head outdoors with Kimono Me, then have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, then examine the collection at Samurai Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip app.

Getting from Sendai to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Sendai in April, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Rokuen, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and finally contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Dotombori District, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Byodoin.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Osaka, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toji ©
Toji

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miyajima and Atomic Bomb Dome. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Venture out of the city with trips to Yamato Museum (in Kure), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, wander the streets of Kamiyacho, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, then admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and finally wander the streets of Insadong. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Korea, then brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hiroshima to Seoul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
The War Memorial of Korea ©
The War Memorial of Korea
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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