21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Fukuyama, Japan
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Takayama, Japan
— 1 night
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Nagano, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
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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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seoul trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, expect Seoul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, get great views at Taejongdae, and then visit a coastal fixture at Yeongdo Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach, then don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and finally ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Busan travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Fukuoka, Japan

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center, walk around Maizuru Park, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, take in the pleasant sights at Fukuoka Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fukuoka tour planner.

You can fly from Busan to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Fukuyama.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Fukuyama, Japan

— 1 night

City of Roses

A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fukuyama Castle, steep yourself in history at Ryoma no Kakure Heya Masuya Seiemontaku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tomo no Ura, then steep yourself in history at Ota House, and finally don't miss a visit to Myooin Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fukuyama online travel route builder.

You can travel from Fukuoka to Fukuyama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fukuoka in April, expect nights in Fukuyama to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Historic Sites

Osaka, Japan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle and then meet the residents at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Dotombori District, then take in the pleasant sights at Ukiyokoji Street, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Osaka road trip planning site.

Travel from Fukuyama to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Gion, and shop like a local with Nishiki Market Shopping District.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Takayama, Japan

— 1 night
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, visit Sanmachi Suji, contemplate the long history of Takayama Jinya, then get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), then look for gifts at Hida Jizakekura Honten, and finally see the interesting displays at Fujii Art Gallery (Fujii Bijutsu Mingei-Kan).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Takayama online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kyoto to Takayama by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Takayama, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Nagano.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Nagano, Japan

— 1 night
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
On the 16th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Snow Monkey Resorts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zenko-ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenkoji Sesonin Shakado Temple, and finally admire the striking features of Zenko-ji Post Office.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nagano trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Takayama to Nagano in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagano

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip app.

You can take a train from Nagano to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites