32 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

32 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
2
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
4
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
6
Hakodate, Japan
— 3 nights
7
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
8
Suwon, South Korea
— 2 nights
9
Jeonju, South Korea
— 2 nights
10
Andong, South Korea
— 2 nights

5
nights
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary planning site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Mexico City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in January, things will get little chillier in Tokyo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Urayasu
Highlights from your plan
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
nights
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore Hakone-machi's surroundings by going to Fujikawaguchiko-machi (Lake Kawaguchi & Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum) and Fujiyoshida (Nishiura & Shinsekai Kanpai Street). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), take some stellar pictures from Hakone Ropeway, make a trip to Owaku-dani Valley, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi holiday planning website.

You can drive from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in January, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums Nature Tours

Side Trips

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Fujiyoshida
Highlights from your plan
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Kawaguchi ©
Lake Kawaguchi
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)

3
nights
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and wander the streets of Arashiyama.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip planner.

Getting from Hakone-machi to Kyoto by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hakone-machi in January: highs in Kyoto hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Gion
Gion

3
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kobe (Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum & Onsen Resorts). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Osaka road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Kobe
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

3
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, enjoy some diversion at SHA-RAKU Archery Experience, and pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hiroshima online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hakodate.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

3
nights
Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, admire the landmark architecture of Goryokaku Park, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Goryokaku Tower, thenstop by Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakodate Morning Market. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Hakodate Observatory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hakodate Orthodox Church, thenwander the streets of Motomachi, thenmake a trip to Hachimanzaka, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hakodate tour planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hiroshima to Hakodate in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, Hakodate is a bit cooler than Hiroshima - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Hakodate

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Mount Hakodate
Highlights from your plan
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park
Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Goryokaku Tower ©
Goryokaku Tower

3
nights
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.
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, don't miss a visit to Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Hakodate to Seoul in 8 hours. When traveling from Hakodate in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Suwon.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

2
nights
Suwon, South Korea

Suwon ©
The city of Suwon lies close to the country's capital, and brings in visitors on day trips, mainly to see its old city walls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dongbukgongsimdon.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Suwon itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Suwon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. In February, daily temperatures in Suwon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jeonju.

Things to do in Suwon

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace ©
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace
Samsung Innovation Museum ©
Samsung Innovation Museum

2
nights
Jeonju, South Korea

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Jeonju is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Living Experience Center, examine the collection at Jeonju Fan Culture Center, get engrossed in the history at Wanpanbon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeondong Catholic Church.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeonju travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Suwon to Jeonju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Suwon in February since evenings lows in Jeonju dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Andong.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church
Hakindang ©
Hakindang
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village

2
nights
Andong, South Korea

Andong ©
Sitting along either side of the Nakdong River, Andong maintains an unrivalled reputation as a center for Korean folk and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Andong Hahoe Folk Village, examine the collection at Hahoe Mask Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Dosanseowon Confucian School, see the interesting displays at Andong Folk Museum, and then snap pictures at Wollyeongo Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Andong trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Jeonju to Andong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Jeonju in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Andong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Andong

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dosanseowon Confucian School ©
Dosanseowon Confucian School
Hahoe Mask Museum ©
Hahoe Mask Museum
Andong Folk Museum ©
Andong Folk Museum

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