22 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

22 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
2
Hiroshima, Japan
— 4 nights
3
Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights

6
nights
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 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, walk around Namsan Park, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and explore the world behind art at Seoul Arts Center.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get a bit cooler in Seoul: highs are around 5°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

4
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Kure (Yamato Museum & JMSDF Kure Museum) and Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, pause for some photo ops at Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima visit planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in February: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

4
nights
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 beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Haeundae Beach, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Busan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Busan by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Busan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Maihama (Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo Disneyland). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planning app.

You can fly from Busan to Tokyo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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

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