29 days in Japan, Singapore & South Korea Itinerary

29 days in Japan, Singapore & South Korea Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Takayama, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Nagasaki, Japan
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Onna-son, Japan
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Miyakojima, Japan
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Ishigaki, Japan
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Singapore, Singapore
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Jeju, South Korea
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Tokyo, Japan

— 2 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.
Visit Katori Jingu Shrine and Nezu Shrine for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naritasan Omote Sando and The National Art Center, Tokyo. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori in Katori--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Kanda Myojin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, stop by Ginza Itoya Hontren, and admire the masterpieces at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo holiday app.

Montreal, Canada to Tokyo is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from Montreal in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tokyo, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Takayama, Japan

— 1 night
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Harada Sake Brewery, then admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, then examine the collection at Takayama Showa Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Takayama trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Takayama takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gio-ji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kyoto tour planner.

You can drive from Takayama to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums

Nagasaki, Japan

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Fri), get into the urban bustle at The Confucian Temple, the Chinese Museum of Successive Generations, admire the masterpieces at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Nyokodo, Nagai Takashi Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nagasaki sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Nagasaki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Onna-son, Japan

— 2 nights
Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Akabaka Beach, and then examine the collection at Oceanic Culture Museum. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the historical opulence of Shurijo Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Onna-son trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Nagasaki to Onna-son takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nagasaki in June; daily highs in Onna-son reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Onna-son

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Miyakojima, Japan

— 2 nights
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to Boraga Limestone Cave, kick back and relax at Nakanoshima Beach, then see the vivid underwater world at Yabiji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyako Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Yukishio Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nagamahama Beach Coast, and then see the interesting displays at Miyakojima City Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Onna-son to Miyakojima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Miyakojima, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Ishigaki, Japan

— 3 nights
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
You'll explore and learn at Memorial Hall of Yoko Gushiken and Nawa Insect Museum Haimurubushi. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hairumubushi Beach and Hama-jima Island (The Phantom Island). Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, stop by Yurateiku Market, and get to know the fascinating history of Island Countryside Settlement.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ishigaki journey planning tool.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Singapore, Singapore

— 5 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
For shopping fun, head to Jewel Changi Airport or Maxwell Food Centre. Battlebox and National Gallery Singapore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Singapore City Gallery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at MacRitchie Nature Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Clarke Quay.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Singapore travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ishigaki to Singapore takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Singapore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jeju.

Things to do in Singapore

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Jeju, South Korea

— 3 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema and Dongmun Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Islander and Nexon Computer Museum. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Woljeongri Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Manjanggul Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwaneumsa Temple, and browse the different shops at Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeju online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Singapore to Jeju in 11 hours. Traveling from Singapore to Jeju, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Haeundae Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, then examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Busan travel planning app.

Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. June in Busan sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Trickeye Museum Seoul will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Hanagae Beach and Masian Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine, appreciate the history behind Gwanghwamun Gate, and explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul tour planner.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Seoul, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

South Korea travel guide

4.2
Shopping · History Museums · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.