32 days in Singapore, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

32 days in Singapore, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
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Incheon, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Yamanashi, Japan
— 2 nights
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Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kashiwa, Japan
— 3 nights
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kashiwa, Japan
— 1 night
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Singapore, Singapore

— 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as MacRitchie Nature Trail and Skyline Luge Sentosa. Step out of Singapore with an excursion to Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, get outside with City Scoot, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Singapore attractions planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Singapore is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time is 16 hours. In July, Singapore is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Incheon.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Incheon, South Korea

— 3 nights
The third-largest city in the country, Incheon combines history and culture in an interesting whole.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sinpo International Market, then snap pictures at Incheon Bridge, and then walk around Songdo Central Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Incheon driving holiday app.

You can fly from Singapore to Incheon in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Incheon. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Incheon hover around 82°F and lows are around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Incheon

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Jeju, South Korea

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach and then kick back and relax at Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Roe Deer Observation Center, then delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and then stroll through Jeju Stone Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jeju day trip planning site.

Fly from Incheon to Jeju in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of subway, train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Busan, South Korea

— 3 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taejongdae and Igidae Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, examine the collection at Trick Eye Museum, walk around Busan Citizens Park, and hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market.

Discover how to plan a Busan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Jeju to Busan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Osaka, Japan

— 1 night
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip maker.

Fly from Busan to Osaka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kyoto, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kyoto Railway Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Genkoan.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Yamanashi.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums

Yamanashi, Japan

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erin-ji Temple, then stop by Nakajima Farm Strawberry Land, then let the kids burn off some steam at Yamanashi Fuehukigawa Fruit Park, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yamanashi trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kyoto to Yamanashi in 5.5 hours. In July, Yamanashi is little chillier than Kyoto - with highs of 75°F and lows of 71°F. You'll set off for Fujikawaguchiko-machi on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Yamanashi

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trip

Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Japan

— 2 nights
A resort town located in the foothills of Mount Fuji, Fujikawaguchiko-machi acts as a base for many who plan to take one of the trails up the iconic volcano.
On the 17th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Fuji View Hotel Japanese Garden and then hike along Momiji Tunnel. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fuji Omuro Sengen Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mitsutoge, and finally admire the sheer force of Haha no Shirataki Waterfall.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fujikawaguchiko-machi online route planner.

You can drive from Yamanashi to Fujikawaguchiko-machi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Fujikawaguchiko-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waho-An NATURE Tokyo and The National Art Center, Tokyo. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, get curious at National Museum of Nature and Science, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo visit planner.

You can drive from Fujikawaguchiko-machi to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Fujikawaguchiko-machi in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Kashiwa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Kashiwa, Japan

— 3 nights
Kashiwa is a city located in northwestern Chiba Prefecture, Japan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kodai Hasunosato and Teganooka Park. Step out of Kashiwa to go to Gyoda and see Sakitama Kofun Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koryu-zan Tokaiji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Akebonoyama Agricultural Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Old Yoshida Family's House History Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kashiwa trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Tokyo to Kashiwa in an hour. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Kashiwa to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kashiwa

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 3 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Ashinoko and Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji) and Yamanaka Castle Ruins (in Mishima). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley, and hike along Hakone Stone‐paved Road.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kashiwa to Hakone-machi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kashiwa in July, you will find days in Hakone-machi are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kashiwa.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Kashiwa, Japan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with LaLaport Kashiwanoha, make a trip to The Institute of Moralogy Kashiwa Campus, and then make a trip to Maidenhair Tree of Horin-ji Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kashiwa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Kashiwa takes 2.5 hours. On the 31st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kashiwa

Shopping
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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.

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.