22 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

22 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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22 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
train:  5​h
6
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step out of Singapore to go to Sentosa Island and see Universal Studios Singapore, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, and appreciate the history behind Merlion Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Singapore is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, things will get a bit warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo sightseeing app .

Getting from Singapore to Tokyo by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kamakura
Highlights from your plan
Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

4
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Higashinada) and Nara Park (in Nara). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, take a stroll through Dotonbori, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Osaka online vacation planner .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. In March, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nara Park, Himeji Castle, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima road trip tool .

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Castle ©
Hiroshima Castle

2
nights
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally get engrossed in the history at Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum.

Plan my day in Hakone-machi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Hakone-machi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Hiroshima, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Hakone Ropeway ©
Hakone Ropeway

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Sankeien Gardens (in Naka). See some other sides of Tokyo: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, stroll around Ueno Park, and make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland.

Start your trip to Tokyo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and train from Hakone-machi to Tokyo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hakone-machi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Urayasu, Sankeien Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland

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