25 days in East Asia Itinerary

25 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Train
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
Train
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train
5
Onomichi, Japan
Drive
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Imabari, Japan
— 1 night
Drive
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Takamatsu, Japan
Ferry
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Naoshima-cho, Japan
— 1 day
Ferry to Uno, Train to Kurashiki
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Kurashiki, Japan
— 2 nights
Train
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nara, Japan
— 1 day
Drive
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trickeye Museum Seoul and Seoul Museum of History. Get some cultural insight at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to Mulhyanggi Arboretum in Osan--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, visit Myeongdong Shopping Street, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and don't miss a visit to Insadong.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seoul online trip maker.

Frankfurt, Germany to Seoul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Seoul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and then kick back and relax at Songdo Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Busan trip maker.

Take a train from Seoul to Busan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Busan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time 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 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanzoin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Shrine, then take a stroll through Nishijin Shopping District, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fukuoka trip maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Busan to Fukuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In March in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, see the interesting displays at Mazda Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, and finally make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Schmoe House, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then take a stroll through Saijo.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Onomichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Onomichi, Japan

A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Onomichi Chamber of Commerce Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jyodo Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saikokuji Temple, and finally stroll through Senkoji & Senkoji Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Onomichi travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Onomichi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Imabari.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Imabari, Japan

— 1 night
The city of Imabari encompasses several islands in Japan's inland sea, and due to this strategic location it changed hands regularly during the feudal era.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hoshinoura Seaside Park.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Imabari trip planner.

Drive from Onomichi to Imabari in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Imabari, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Takamatsu.

Things to do in Imabari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Takamatsu, Japan

Gateway to Shikoku

A modern city and a major transport hub facing Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu offers a bustling city lifestyle contrasted with carefully manicured, tranquil green areas at the foot of the mountains and the lava plateau.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Takamatsu online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Imabari to Takamatsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Naoshima-cho.

Things to do in Takamatsu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Naoshima-cho, Japan

— 1 day
On a vacation in Naoshima-cho, a charming island town in the Seto Inland Sea, you can discover its numerous contemporary art museums, sculptures, installations, and galleries.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Miyanoura Gallery Rokku, explore the world behind art at Chichu Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benesse House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Lee Ufan Art Museun, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hachiman Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naoshima-cho driving holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Takamatsu to Naoshima-cho takes 1.5 hours. March in Naoshima-cho sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Naoshima-cho

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Kurashiki, Japan

— 2 nights
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
On the 14th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Washu, then explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, and then look for gifts at Haayashi Genjuro Shoten.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kurashiki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Naoshima-cho to Kurashiki in 2.5 hours. In March in Kurashiki, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and finally take a stroll through Dotombori District. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, see the interesting displays at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, then get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, then make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hozenji Yokocho.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kurashiki to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Osaka sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

Nara, Japan

— 1 day

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Nara National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then walk around Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Joruri Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nara day trip app.

Getting from Osaka to Nara by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Daigo-ji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, contemplate the long history of Ninna-ji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in March, Kyoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

Tokyo, Japan

— 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Asakusa Shrine and Nezu Shrine. Escape the urban bustle at Pola Museum of Art and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi), Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, &more) and Kinomiya Shrine (in Atami). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hozomon, explore the galleries of Kanda Myojin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashima Jingu, and examine the collection at Fire Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

Fly from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips