46 days in Japan, South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

46 days in Japan, South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

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46 days in Japan, South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Takayama, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kurobe, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Toyama, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
7
Kanazawa, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
9
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
10
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh


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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.
Popular historic sites such as Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of Korea and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Grevin Museum, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, walk around Banpo Hangang Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seodaemun Prison History Hall.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Seoul travel route planning app .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Seoul is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Korea Standard Time (KST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. October in Seoul sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Railway Museum and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park). Do some cultural sightseeing at Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple and Kencho-ji Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Minato Mirai 21 (in Yokohama) and Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple) & Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, make a trip to Nezu Shrine, take a stroll through Marunouchi, and get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Seoul, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Minato Mirai 21, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, The Railway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pola Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lalique Museum Hakone and Hakone Shrine Homotsuden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hakone-machi: Shirahama Beach (in Shimoda), Atami (Kinomiya Shrine & Kiunkaku) and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (in Fujinomiya). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yumigahama Beach and contemplate the long history of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip app .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in October, expect nights in Hakone-machi to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Atami, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Yumigahama Beach, Shirahama Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach
Yumigahama Beach ©
Yumigahama Beach
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

3
nights
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
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.
Visit Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory and Takayama Jinya for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Sanmachi Suji and Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen. Venture out of the city with trips to Shirakawa-mura (Wada House, Tenshukakau Observatory, & more) and Norikura Kogen (in Matsumoto). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), get to know the fascinating history of Higashiyama Walking Course, and make a trip to Hida Furukawa Old Town.

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Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Takayama takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Takayama, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kurobe.

Things to do in Takayama

Winter Sports Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Hida Furukawa Old Town, Norikura Kogen (Highland)
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen (Highland) ©
Norikura Kogen (Highland)
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

3
nights
Kurobe, Japan

Kurobe ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Koiji Beach. Firefly Squid Museum and Tenshinji Temple Shookaku are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kurobe: Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Dam & Mikurigaike Pond) and Hachigasaki Beach (in Suzu).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kurobe travel route planning website .

You can drive from Takayama to Kurobe in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kurobe are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toyama.

Things to do in Kurobe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Firefly Squid Museum, Koiji Beach, Hachigasaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond

2
nights
Toyama, Japan

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Iwasehama Beach, walk around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum. On the next day, make a trip to Zuiryuji Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bijodaira.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toyama trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kurobe to Toyama takes an hour. October in Toyama sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Zuiryuji Temple, Bijodaira
Highlights from your plan
Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Bijodaira ©
Bijodaira

3
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chirihama Nagisa Driveway and Gokayama. Your inner history buff will appreciate Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple and Ainokura Gassho Community. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Maruoka Castle (in Sakai), Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (in Katsuyama) and Natadera Temple (in Komatsu). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Suganuma Gassho Community, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oyama Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, and see the interesting displays at D. T. Suzuki Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kanazawa visit planner .

Kanazawa is just a stone's throw from Toyama. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nanto, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Maruoka Castle, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) and Kodai-ji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Kennin-ji Temple and Eikando Zenrinji Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple, and make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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You can take a train from Kanazawa to Kyoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
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.
Koyasan Danjo Garan and Hase-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kongobu-ji Temple and Toshodaiji Temple. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Koyasan Okunoin (in Koya-cho), Horyu-ji Temple (in Ikaruga-cho) and Tanzan Shrine (in Sakurai). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, see the interesting displays at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa, and make a trip to Kuromon Market.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip planner .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Sakurai, Horyu-ji Temple, CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Highlights from your plan
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate JMSDF Kure Museum and Kure City Irifuneyama Memorial Hall. Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Itsukushima Shrine Torii are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Senjokaku, & more), Mt. Misen (in Miyajima) and Oyamazumi Shrine (in Imabari). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Yamato Museum and appreciate the history behind Peace Bell.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planning app .

Take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Oyamazumi Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Get some historical perspective at UN Memorial Cemetery and Haedong Yonggung Temple. Get outdoors at Songdo Beach and Gwangalli Beach. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 9th (Sat) at some of the best spas. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Haeundae Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan attractions planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Busan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Busan, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bijarim Forest and Yongmeori Beach. Visit Hyeopjae Beach and Gwangchigi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Alive Museum & Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamdeok Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, walk around Spirited Garden, and stroll through Gwakji Gwamul Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Jeju online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Yongmeori Beach ©
Yongmeori Beach
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

2
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Shek O and then trek along Dragon's Back.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Jeju to Hong Kong in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeju to Hong Kong is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Shek O ©
Shek O
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

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