13 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

13 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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13 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Nagoya, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Oslo, Norway

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheonggyecheon Stream, then take a stroll through Insadong, and then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): get great views at N Seoul Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Changdeokgung Palace, and then take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary maker .

Oslo, Norway to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Oslo to Seoul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oslo in April: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Insadong ©
Insadong

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.
Senso-ji Temple and Kōtoku-in will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Odaiba and Edo-Tokyo Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, wander the streets of Akihabara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

2
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): walk around Tsuruma Park, get curious at Nagoya City Science Museum, examine the collection at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, then examine the collection at SCMAGLEV and Railway Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Inuyama Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Atsuta Jingu Shrine, then make a trip to Osu Shopping Street, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sakae, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosho-in (Osu Kannon).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagoya trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Nagoya, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nagoya

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Inuyama Castle
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Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium ©
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Atsuta Jingu Shrine
Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle

3
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.
On the 24th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Toji, and finally contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then wander the streets of Gion.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto route maker app .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nagoya in April: highs in Kyoto hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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