60 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

60 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 11 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 7 nights
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Kumamoto, Japan
— 7 nights
Drive to Fukuoka Airport, Fly to Jeju International Airport
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Jeju, South Korea
— 7 nights
Ferry to Nokdong, Drive to Busan
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Busan, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Mitsumine Shrine and Senso-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Pola Museum of Art (in Hakone-machi), Kamakura (Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), &more) and Chigogafuchi Marine Plateau (in Enoshima). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, have fun and explore at KidZania Tokyo, steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Osaka, Japan

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.
Get some historical perspective at Koyasan Okunoin and Kongobu-ji Temple. Let the collections at Koyasan Reihokan Museum and Otsuka Museum of Art capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more), Ama Kaigan Beach (in Minamiawaji) and Koyasan Danjo Garan (in Koya-cho). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dotombori District, examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hankyu Umeda Honten, and stop by Minami (Namba).

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Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Osaka are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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Kumamoto, Japan

Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Relax by the water at Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park and Okoshiki Beach. Kaguraden and Reigando will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kumamoto's surroundings by going to Amakusa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Amakusa Christian Museum), Kiyomizu Temple (in Miyama) and Hara Castle Ruin (in Minamishimabara). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aratate Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Ikeyama Springs, and take in the pleasant sights at Kumamoto Castle.

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You can take a train from Osaka to Kumamoto in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Jeju.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Jeju, South Korea

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Step off the beaten path and head to Halla Mountain and Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort. Jeju Folklore & Natural Museum and The Islander will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Gwangchigi Beach & Seongsan Ilchulbong). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Woljeongri Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Geomunoreum, get outside with Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, and hike along Hallasan.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kumamoto to Jeju. In September, daily temperatures in Jeju can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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Busan, South Korea

The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongju Historic Area and Tongdosa Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Haedong Yonggung Temple and Birthplace of President Roh Moo-hyun. Venture out of the city with trips to Gimhae National Museum (in Gimhae), Gyeongju Bird Park (in Gyeongju) and Boksoondoga (in Ulsan). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Naeyeonsan County Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, head outdoors with Dadaepo Beach, and ponder the design of Busan Station Plaza.

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Getting from Jeju to Busan by combination of ferry and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Traveling from Jeju in September, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Busan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Seoul, South Korea

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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Times Square Mallfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seoul Museum of History. Get out of town with these interesting Seoul side-trips: Incheon (Masian Beach, Eulwangni Beach, &more), Suwon (Suwon Jeil Church, Hwaseong Fortress, &more) and Paju (DMZ Haemaru Village & Panmunjom). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Korean Folk Village. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, visit Bukchon Hanok Village, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, and take a stroll through Insadong.

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Getting from Busan to Seoul by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Busan, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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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.

South Korea travel guide

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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.