34 days in Japan, Busan & Seoul Itinerary

34 days in Japan, Busan & Seoul Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
3
Osaka, Japan
— 6 nights
4
Busan, South Korea
— 6 nights
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights

7
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planning site.

Beirut, Lebanon to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Beirut to Tokyo. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Beirut in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

6
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.
Step out of Kyoto to go to Nara and see Todai-ji Temple, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ginkakuji Temple, and explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Todai-ji Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more), Izumikogawa Strawberry Farm (in Izumi) and Himeji (Koko-en, Himeji Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, wander the streets of Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and don't miss a visit to Kiishosoji Temple.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osaka day trip app.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Osaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Kobe, Himeji, Koya-cho, Izumikogawa Strawberry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

6
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae, enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, take in the views from Gwangandaegyo Bridge, and make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Busan itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Busan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

7
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.
Take a break from Seoul with a short trip to Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, about 1h 10 min away. Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, examine the collection at National Folk Museum of Korea, and take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planning tool.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Busan in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Seoul, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hwaseong Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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