60 days in Philippines, Japan & South Korea Itinerary

60 days in Philippines, Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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60 days in Philippines, Japan & South Korea Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Coron, Philippines
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Miyakojima, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1​h
7
Iriomote-jima, Japan
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Onna-son, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
9
Yakushima-cho, Japan
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  5​h
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  6​h
11
Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sabang Beach and Baker's Hill. Take a break from the city and head to Puerto Princesa Underground River and Ugong Rock. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef and get engrossed in the history at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Philippines Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Puerto Princesa reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River

6
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Tapyas and Malcapuya Island. Kids will appreciate attractions like Banol Beach and Kalitang Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, explore the activities along Twin Lagoon, stop by Makulit Shop, and step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden
Sunken Japanese Wrecks ©
Sunken Japanese Wrecks

5
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Get in touch with nature at Diniwid Beach and Bulabog Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Balinghai Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lapuz-Lapuz Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Boracay trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay takes 2.5 hours. September in Boracay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

6
nights
El Nido, Philippines

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Visit Seven Commando Beach and Las Cabanas Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Hidden Beach and Marimegmeg Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Duli Beach, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Seven Commando Beach ©
Seven Commando Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach

2
nights
Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunayama Beach and Aragusuku Beach. Visit Toguchi no Hama and Yonaha Maehama Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Yabiji, make a trip to East Henna Cape, and take in the views from Kurima Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Miyakojima planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Miyakojima takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Miyakojima are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Aragusuku Beach ©
Aragusuku Beach
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach
Toguchi no Hama
Toguchi no Hama

5
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kondoi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Escape the urban bustle at Yonehara Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, and kick back and relax at Kaiji Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ishigaki trip planner.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Ishigaki in 2 hours. In September in Ishigaki, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Iriomote-jima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taketomi-cho, Island Countryside Settlement
Highlights from your plan
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Cape Hirakubozaki ©
Cape Hirakubozaki

3
nights
Iriomote-jima, Japan

Iriomote-jima ©
Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima stands as the second largest island in Okinawa.
Attractions like Hoshisuna Beach and Ida no Hama Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Iriomote Island. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head off the coast to Barasu Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Pinaisara Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Funauki Village.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Iriomote-jima trip planning tool .

Ride a ferry from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima in an hour. September in Iriomote-jima sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Onna-son.

Things to do in Iriomote-jima

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Pinaisara Falls ©
Pinaisara Falls
Hoshisuna Beach ©
Hoshisuna Beach
Iriomote Island ©
Iriomote Island

6
nights
Onna-son, Japan

Located on the coast in the middle of the island, Onna-son has become known for its beaches and seaside economy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park and Katsuren Castle Ruins. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kouri Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Onna-son: Motobu-cho (Okichan Theater, Okinawa Memorial Park Ocean Expo Park, &more), AEONMALL OKINAWA RYCOM (in Kitanakagusuku-son) and Kunigami-son (Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nirai Beach, steep yourself in history at Nakijin Castle Ruins, get outside with Manza Beach, and make a trip to Onna Station Nakayukui Market.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Onna-son road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Iriomote-jima to Onna-son in 5.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Onna-son can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Onna-son

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Motobu-cho, Kunigami-son, Nakijin-son, Katsuren Castle Ruins, Nirai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nirai Beach ©
Nirai Beach
Okuma Beach ©
Okuma Beach

2
nights
Yakushima-cho, Japan

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, then hike along Seibu Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall. On your second day here, get advice or help at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Onna-son to Yakushima-cho takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Onna-son in October, expect nights in Yakushima-cho to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Eikando Zenrinji Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tofuku-ji Temple and Koyasan Okunoin. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Himeji Castle (in Himeji), Osaka (Dotonbori & Osaka Castle) and Ise Shrine Geku (in Ise). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Yakushima-cho to Kyoto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kyoto when traveling from Yakushima-cho in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Todai-ji Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, Ise Shrine Geku, Himeji Castle
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
We've included these beaches for you: Hamdeok Beach and Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Udo and Hallim Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Spirited Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Hyeopjae Beach, go for a walk through Handam Coastal Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Seonunjeongsa Temple.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jeju itinerary app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Jeju in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Kyoto in October, expect nights in Jeju to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Highlights from your plan
Udo ©
Udo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Changdeokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress. Step out of Seoul with an excursion to DMZ Haemaru Village in Paju--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Bukhansan National Park, get great views at N Seoul Tower, shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, and stroll around Namsan Park.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress
Insadong ©
Insadong

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