19 days in Singapore, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

19 days in Singapore, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Narusawa-mura, Japan
— 1 day
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jewel Changi Airport, The Helix Bridge and City Scoot. Get some cultural insight at Singapore City Gallery and Emerald Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Intan and Bukit Brown Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through OCBC Skyway, wander the streets of Joo Chiat/Katong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple, and explore the engaging exhibits at Indian Heritage Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Singapore online tour builder.

Bengaluru, India to Singapore is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Singapore. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, expect Singapore to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Seoul, South Korea

— 3 nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Seolleung & Jeongneung Royal Tomb and Itaewon Bugundang. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ikseon-dong Hanok Street and Seoul National Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Waryongmyo Shrine, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum of Korea, admire the masterpieces at Arario Museum in Space, and take a stroll through Ihwa Mural Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul route website.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Seoul takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Seoul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Seoul to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 8th (Mon), make a trip to Haeundae Cinema Street, then explore the activities along Taehwagang National Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seoknamsa Temple. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Daegaksa Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dadaepo Beach, then walk around Amnam Park, and finally take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in November, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jeju, South Korea

— 1 night

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Samseonghyeol, then admire the masterpieces at Jeju Museum of Art, and then take in the exciting artwork at Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jeju trip builder app.

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Osaka.

Things to do in Jeju

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
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 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokoku Shrine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harushika Brewery, then get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akishinodera Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hossho-ji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at United Church of Christ in Japan, Naniwa Church, then contemplate the long history of Tekijuku, and finally admire the architecture and history at Catholic Osaka Umeda Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Osaka route planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Osaka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imakumano Kannonji, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unryuin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sennyuji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiko-ji Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Tenjuan Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Entoku-in, then admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sokujoin Temple.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Osaka to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Narusawa-mura.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks

Narusawa-mura, Japan

— 1 day
A village at the foothills of Mt.
On the 15th (Mon), make a trip to Mt. Fuji 5th Station and then examine the collection at Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kyoto to Narusawa-mura takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kyoto in November, expect nights in Narusawa-mura to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Narusawa-mura

Museums

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Visit Sugimotodera Temple and Hozomon for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Sasuke Inari Shrine and 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT. When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Kakuonji Temple in Kamakura, approximately Kamakura away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuhombutsu Joshin-ji Temple, take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, take in nature's colorful creations at Higo-Hosokawa Garden, and take in the pleasant sights at Jingu Gaien Ginkgo Tree-lined Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip website.

Drive from Narusawa-mura to Tokyo in 2 hours. When traveling from Narusawa-mura in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.

Jeju Island travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Mountains · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A popular vacation island for Koreans and foreigners with a mild coastal climate, Jeju-do offers hiking, caving, horseback riding, and plenty of beaches on which to relax and observe the sunset. A holiday in Jeju-do usually involves a visit to a UNESCO-protected lava tube, where you can see the world’s largest known lava column. Other lava and limestone caves set in botanical gardens, as well as a number of folk villages, combine to offer a diverse range of attractions during treks through the densely forested island, with the well-marked hiking trails also leading past giant basalt statues. Inland theme parks--ranging from a teddy bear museum to an erotic sculpture park--and golf courses provide a diverse range of entertainment options. The matriarchal island is known for its fisherwomen and female divers.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.