19 days in Johor, Japan & Seoul Itinerary

19 days in Johor, Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hannover, Germany
Fly:  26 h
1
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Hakodate, Japan
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Hannover, Germany

2
nights
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
On the 8th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then cool off at Legoland Malaysia. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Putuo Village, and then identify plant and animal life at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Johor Bahru trip builder app.

Hannover, Germany to Johor Bahru is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Hannover to Johor Bahru. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Hannover in May: high temperatures in Johor Bahru hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kulai, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Kota Tinggi Firefly Park ©
Kota Tinggi Firefly Park
Putuo Village ©
Putuo Village

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Visiting Nara Park and Shika no Fune Mayu will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple, &more), Kyoto (Gion, Kinkaku-ji, &more) and Himeji Castle (in Himeji). It doesn't end there: visit Dotombori District.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Johor Bahru to Osaka takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Johor Bahru to Osaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Osaka is a bit cooler than Johor Bahru - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the striking features of Goryokaku Park, thenride a horse along Dosanko Farm Hakodate, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate, and finally wander the streets of Motomachi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hakodate road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Hakodate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Osaka in May; daily highs in Hakodate reach 18°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Motomachi ©
Motomachi

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Sankeien Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura), The Hakone Open-Air Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and take a stroll through Ginza.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo planner.

Traveling by flight from Hakodate to Tokyo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakodate in May: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kōtoku-in, Sankeien Gardens, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Lake Kawaguchi
Highlights from your plan
Odaiba District ©
Odaiba District
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

4
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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will appeal to history buffs. Changdeokgung Palace and Insadong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, make a trip to Baek In-je's House, and wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planning site.

You can fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

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