28 days in East Asia Itinerary

28 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia travel planner

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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 4 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
When in Tokyo, make a side trip to see Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama, approximately Maihama away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Washington in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Tokyo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip maker website.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Osaka, Japan

— 4 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.
Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji, Himeji Castle, &more) and Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Mt. Koya, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, don't miss a visit to Tami, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osaka trip app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Japan

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima journey builder tool.

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Nagasaki, Japan

— 4 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
Take a break from Nagasaki with a short trip to Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Glover Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Nagasaki Prefectural Government Observation Deck, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ōura Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nagasaki trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Nagasaki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus; or drive. July in Nagasaki sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Seoul, South Korea

— 5 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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, and admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip app.

Fly from Nagasaki to Seoul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Seoul, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks