19 days in Japan, Seoul & Shanghai Itinerary

19 days in Japan, Seoul & Shanghai Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights

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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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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Denver, USA to Seoul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Seoul is 16 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seoul, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo attractions app.

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Highlights from your plan
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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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 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kyoto journey builder app.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Heian Shrine
Heian Shrine

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©

Pearl of the Orient

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shanghai: Jiashan County (Xitang Ancient Town & Jiaxing Xitang Wine Museum). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, and visit Xintiandi.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai route planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Shanghai in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Shanghai sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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