51 days in Japan, Seoul & Jeju Itinerary

51 days in Japan, Seoul & Jeju Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kumamoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Takachiho-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
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Hyuga, Japan
— 1 night
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Miyazaki, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Miyazu, Japan
— 2 nights
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Koya-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
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Tanabe, Japan
— 3 nights
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Zamami-son, Japan
— 5 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seoul: Suwon (Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion (Dongbukgakru) & Hwaseong Fortress). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village, stroll around Namsan Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Folk Museum of Korea.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in October, you will find days in Seoul are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
4.5
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Lookout
N Seoul Tower
4.2

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & O’sulloc Tea Museum). There's much more to do: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, take a peaceful walk through Bijarim Forest, stroll around Sarabong Park, and get outside with Hyeopjae Beach.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Jeju sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Jeju in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

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World heritage site
Seongsan Ilchulbong
4.6
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Garden
Hallim Park
4.1

5
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Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki ©

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II.
Step out of Nagasaki to go to Sasebo and see Huis Ten Bosch, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sōfuku-ji Temple, snap pictures at Megane Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Suwa Shrine.

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Traveling by flight from Jeju to Nagasaki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Jeju in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Nagasaki, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

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Garden
Glover Garden
4.1
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Theme Park
Huis Ten Bosch
3.6

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Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Explore Kumamoto's surroundings by going to Aso (Mo-mo- Farm Takehara Bokujo, Mt. Aso Helicopter Tour, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, don't miss a visit to Sl Hitoyoshi, stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Nagasaki to Kumamoto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Nagasaki in November, Kumamoto is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Takachiho-cho.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Takachiho-cho, Japan

Takachiho-cho ©
The mountain town of Takachiho-cho remains a place of great importance to Japan's spiritual and natural heritage, and the point where these two things intersect.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Takachiho Shrine, go for a walk through Takachihokyo Passage, then admire the sheer force of Manai Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Takachiho Gorge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaguraden. On your second day here, go for a walk through Amano Yasugawara, take in the awesome beauty at Kunimigaoka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kusakabeyoshimi Shrine, then experience rural life at Couples, and finally stop by Monzenmachi Shopping Street.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Takachiho-cho planner.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Takachiho-cho in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Takachiho-cho are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hyuga.

Things to do in Takachiho-cho

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Scenic Walking Area
Amano Yasugawara
4.6
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Mountain
Kunimigaoka
4.1

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Hyuga, Japan

Hyuga ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Okuragahama Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omi Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, then get great views at Sanpo Seaside, then get outside with Hyugasaki Umagase, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hyuga attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Takachiho-cho to Hyuga takes 1.5 hours. November in Hyuga sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Hyuga

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Religious Site
Omi Shrine
4.6
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Observation Deck
Komenoyama
4.8

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Miyazaki, Japan

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Onino Sentakuita, head off the coast to Aoshima Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aoshima Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Udo Shrine, and finally make a trip to Sunmesse Nichinan. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by En Haut, explore the world behind art at Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Haniwa Garden, then take a stroll around Oyodo River Study Center, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miyazaki online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hyuga to Miyazaki in 1.5 hours. November in Miyazaki sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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Garden
Haniwa Garden
3.9
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Religious Site
Udo Shrine
4.6

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kobe (Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution & The Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe), Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more) and Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, make a trip to Kuromon Market, capture your vacation like a pro with Photoguider-Japan, and steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osaka journey maker.

Getting from Miyazaki to Osaka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Miyazaki in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Osaka, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
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Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Byodoin (in Uji) and Todai-ji Temple (in Nara). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market Shopping District, and take a stroll through Gion.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Miyazu.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

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Miyazu, Japan

Miyazu
Though home to one of Japan's long-admired "three views," few people know Miyazu by name.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Kyu Mikamiye House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onitakeinari Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amanoiwato Shrine, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Fukuchiyama Onsen Yoro no Yu. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Amanohashidate, then take in panoramic vistas at Kosaki Observatory, then take an in-depth tour of Kyotango Municipal Museum of The Ancient City of Tango, and finally admire the striking features of Chion-ji Temple Tahoto.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miyazu online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Miyazu takes 2 hours. November in Miyazu sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Miyazu

Spas · Historic Sites · Baths · Museums

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Amanoiwato Shrine
4.8
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Water Body
Amanohashidate
4.3

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Koya-cho, Japan

Koya-cho ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Koyasan Danjo Garan, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Koya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ichijo-in Temple, then stroll the grounds of Koyasan Okunoin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-in Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Gyoja no Taki, admire the verdant scenery at Katsuragi Highlands, contemplate the long history of Kuriyama Family Residence, then see the interesting displays at Koyasan Reihokan Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Healing Space Koyasan Uguisu Seitaiin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Koya-cho trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Miyazu to Koya-cho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tanabe.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Mountain
Mt. Koya
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Historic Site
Koyasan Danjo Garan
4.6

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Tanabe, Japan

Tanabe ©
Considered a holy space where the gods once lived, the city of Tanabe teems with spiritual, cultural, and natural beauty.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tanabe: Miyama no Sato Shinrin Park (in Hidakagawa-cho) and Hashigui Rock (in Kushimoto-cho). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Adventure World, step off the mainland to explore Engetsuto, shake up your sightseeing with Kumano Experience, and hike along Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Routes.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tanabe trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Koya-cho to Tanabe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Tanabe, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zamami-son.

Things to do in Tanabe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Aquarium
Adventure World
4.5
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Hot Spring
Ryujin Onsen
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Geologic Formation
Hashigui Rock
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Zamami-son, Japan

Zamami-son ©
The village of Zamami-son in the western Kerama Islands spans four of the islands in the group, one of which remains uninhabited.
Zamami-son is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Kerama Islands, identify plant and animal life at Toma, take in panoramic vistas at Amagusuku Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aka Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Zamami-son online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tanabe to Zamami-son. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tanabe in November, with highs in Zamami-son at 29°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zamami-son

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Island
Kerama Islands
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kerama Kayak Center
4.9
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Island
Zamami Island
4.7

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