26 days in Japan, Seoul & Hong Kong Itinerary

26 days in Japan, Seoul & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hase-dera Temple and Asakusa Shrine. Explore hidden gems such as Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Sakura Furusato Square (in Sakura), Kamakura (Kehaizaka Kiridoshi, Catholic Yukinosita Church, &more) and Narita (Naritasan Omote Sando & Sakura no yama Park). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Meguro River, don't miss a visit to Chidorigafuchi, steep yourself in history at Toshogu Shrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gotokuji Temple.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Visiting Kamogawa River and Yase Momiji no Komichi will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Byodoin (in Uji) and Ishiyamadera Temple (in Otsu). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), contemplate the long history of Daigo-ji Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monkey Park Iwatayama, and don't miss a visit to Heian Shrine.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto tour itinerary website.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Changgyeonggung Palace and National Museum of Korea. Get some historical perspective at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Jogyesa Temple. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Yeouido Park, contemplate the long history of Changdeokgung Palace, take a stroll through Insadong, and admire the striking features of Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul journey website.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Seoul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Seoul, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Seoul

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Yeouido Park ©
Yeouido Park
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get some historical perspective at Po Lin Monastery and Stanley. Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: catch some excitement at Sandbox VR, make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, stroll around Kowloon Park, and stroll through Old Peak Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Hong Kong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul to Hong Kong, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seoul, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
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Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery

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