30 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

30 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia travel route planner

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Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 9 nights
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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.
Universal Studios Singapore has been added to your itinerary. Get outdoors at The Southern Ridges and City Scoot. Get a sense of the local culture at Chinatown and Singapore Botanic Gardens. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Orchard Road, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and examine the collection at National Museum of Singapore.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Singapore day trip website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Singapore is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Singapore is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in April, expect Singapore to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 8 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.
Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. Get outdoors at Lake Ashinoko and Keigashima Canyon. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Kōtoku-in). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and get to know the fascinating history of Fukagawa Edo Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Singapore to Tokyo by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Maiko Antiques Kyoto. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. Explore Kyoto's surroundings by going to Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, &more) and Koji Kinutani Tenku Art Museum (in Osaka). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, take a stroll through Gion, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, and contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kyoto driving holiday site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiroshima, Japan

— 9 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.
Let the collections at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Japanese Rural Toy Museum capture your imagination. Itsukushima Shrine and Ohara Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurashiki (Ohashi House, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, &more), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Gekijyo, Mikasahama Beach, &more) and Oda (Omori Town Exchange Center, Thermal Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Misen.

Before you visit Hiroshima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
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.