15 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in South Korea & Tokyo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
2
Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights

5
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 Itaewon Antique Furniture Street, Korea Manhwa Museum, Pocheon Art Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Visit Changdeokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream for their historical value. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to Sokcho (Seoraksan National Park & Ulsanbawi Rock). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Insadong, get great views at N Seoul Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Seoul at 22°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Sokcho, Korea Manhwa Museum, Pocheon Art Valley
Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

4
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Upo Wetland as well as Skyline Luge Tongyeong. Let the collections at Bokcheon Museum and Shinsegae Gallery capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Bulguksa Temple and Beomeosa Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busan: Gimhae National Museum (in Gimhae) and Seokguram (in Gyeongju). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

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Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Busan, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Busan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Gyeongju, Skyline Luge Tongyeong, Gimhae National Museum, Upo Wetland
Highlights from your plan
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

4
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes teamLab☆Planets, teamLab Borderless, Mori Art Museum, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Kawaguchi and Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Head to Asakusa and Takeshita Streetfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Busan to Tokyo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Highlights from your plan
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka

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