15 days in Japan, Singapore & Shanghai Itinerary

15 days in Japan, Singapore & Shanghai Itinerary

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15 days in Japan, Singapore & Shanghai Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  29​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Santiago, Chile

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Chinatown, trek along The Southern Ridges, see the interesting displays at Reflections at Bukit Chandu, and stroll around Flower Dome.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Singapore online trip itinerary maker .

Santiago, Chile to Singapore is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Santiago to Singapore due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Clarke Quay
Clarke Quay
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Step out of Shanghai with an excursion to Twin Bridges (Shuang qiao) in Kunshan--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun, stroll around Fuxing Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai travel route planner .

Fly from Singapore to Shanghai in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Shanghai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Twin Bridges (Shuang qiao)
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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Longhua Temple ©
Longhua Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Toei Kyoto Studio Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Kyoto Station Building, then look for gifts at Bento&co, and finally admire the natural beauty at Nanzen-ji Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoden Eigen-in, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imakumano Kannonji, then admire the masterpieces at Onishi Seiwemon Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hiedano Shrine.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto attractions planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hiedano Shrine
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Nanzen-ji Temple ©
Nanzen-ji Temple
Kyoto Station Building ©
Kyoto Station Building
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), Hase-dera Temple, & more), Susukino (in Sapporo) and Sankeien Gardens (in Naka). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the pleasant sights at Miyagase Lake Shore, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo International Airport International Terminal Observation Deck, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Marusan.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Kamakura, Ruins of Tsukui Castle, Sankeien Gardens, Susukino, Miyagase Lake Shore
Highlights from your plan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Sankeien Gardens ©
Sankeien Gardens

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