20 days in East Asia Itinerary

20 days in East Asia Itinerary

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

— 4 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, and contemplate the long history of Jongmyo Shrine.

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Toronto, Canada to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Seoul, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seoul: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haeundae Beach, don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

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Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Busan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Osaka, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Kofuku-ji Temple 5 Stories Pagoda, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Dotombori District, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

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Getting from Busan to Osaka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
On the 27th (Fri), stop by Musubi Kyoto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

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Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip