20 days in South Korea, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

20 days in South Korea, Osaka & Tokyo Itinerary

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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
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 Seokbulsa Temple, get outside with Gwangalli Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Busan online route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Busan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Busan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Busan hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Yongdusan Park ©
Yongdusan Park

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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.
Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, contemplate the long history of Baek In-je's House, take a stroll through Insadong, and make a trip to N Seoul Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip planner.

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Seoul are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Insadong ©
Insadong
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, observe the fascinating underwater world at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and wander the streets of Dotombori District.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Osaka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Osaka, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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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 Tokyo's surroundings by going to Maihama (Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, admire the striking features of Tokyo Skytree, stop by Akihabara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tokyo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Tokyo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

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