13 days in Seoul, Tokyo & Shanghai Itinerary

13 days in Seoul, Tokyo & Shanghai Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun and Times Square Mall. For shopping fun, head to Jungbu Market or CGV Yongsan. Step out of Seoul to go to Goyang and see Wondang Jongma Mokjang, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seoul Museum of History, browse the collection at Starfield Library, stroll around Yongsan Family Park, and take a stroll through Ikseon-dong Hanok Street.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Seoul trip maker tool.

Salzburg, Austria to Seoul is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 8 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wondang Jongma Mokjang
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Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun ©
Kyobo Book Store Gwanghwamun
Times Square Mall ©
Times Square Mall
Jungbu Market ©
Jungbu Market

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza Itoya Hontren and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meguro River and Kinuta Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Yokohama Landmark Tower (in Minatomirai) and Yokohama (Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal & Yamashita Park). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, stop by Kagurazaka, explore the world behind art at Nezu Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip planner.

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Tokyo are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Yokohama
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Meguro River ©
Meguro River
Ginza Itoya Hontren ©
Ginza Itoya Hontren
Yanaka District ©
Yanaka District

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shanghai International Glasses Mall and Photography Tours. Head to Kerry Parkside Mall and IFC Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Suzhou (Tuisi Garden & Spas). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Taikang Road, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at ARTifacts, buy something for everyone on your list at In Point, and bet on your favorite at Shanghai Circuit.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Shanghai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to China Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Suzhou
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IFC Mall ©
IFC Mall
Kerry Parkside Mall ©
Kerry Parkside Mall
Taikang Road ©
Taikang Road

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