46 days in Japan, South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

46 days in Japan, South Korea & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Start: Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Takayama, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kurobe, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Toyama, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
7
Kanazawa, Japan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
13
Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dhaka City, Bangladesh

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Korea and Changgyeonggung Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Namsangol Hanok Village. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul, wander the streets of Insadong, and take an in-depth tour of Seoul Museum of History.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seoul day trip planning tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Seoul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Seoul is 3.5 hours. October in Seoul sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
National Museum of Korea ©
National Museum of Korea
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Asakusa Shrine and Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zojo-ji Temple and Samurai Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Kamakura (Kencho-ji Temple & Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)), Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple (in Narita) and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 (in Minatomirai). There's much more to do: make a trip to Nezu Shrine, travel the rails with The Railway Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and take a stroll through Yanaka District.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama Minato Mirai 21, The Railway Museum, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple ©
Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine

4
nights
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Popular historic sites such as Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu and Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pola Museum of Art and Lalique Museum Hakone. Change things up with these side-trips from Hakone-machi: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji), Shirahama Beach (in Shimoda) and Atami (Kinomiya Shrine & Kiunkaku). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Yumigahama Beach and get engrossed in the history at Hakone Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hakone-machi trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Tokyo to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Atami, Yumigahama Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Shirahama Beach, Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Shirahama Beach ©
Shirahama Beach
Yumigahama Beach ©
Yumigahama Beach
Pola Museum of Art ©
Pola Museum of Art

3
nights
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
Family-friendly places like Norikura Kogen and Higashiyama Walking Course will thrill your kids. Kanda house and Wada House will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Takayama: Shirakawa-mura (Tenshukakau Observatory & Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Sanmachi Suji, admire the striking features of Takayama Jinya, get a new perspective on nature at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and don't miss a visit to Hida Furukawa Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Takayama day trip site.

You can drive from Hakone-machi to Takayama in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Takayama: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Kurobe.

Things to do in Takayama

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Shirakawa-mura, Norikura Kogen, Hida Furukawa Old Town
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Norikura Kogen ©
Norikura Kogen
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) ©
Sanmachi Suji ©
Sanmachi Suji

3
nights
Kurobe, Japan

Kurobe ©
We've included these beaches for you: Koiji Beach and Hachigasaki Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route and Shinyamabiko Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Firefly Squid Museum (in Namerikawa) and Tateyama-machi (Kurobe Dam & Mikurigaike Pond).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kurobe trip planner.

Drive from Takayama to Kurobe in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kurobe are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Toyama.

Things to do in Kurobe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tateyama-machi, Firefly Squid Museum, Koiji Beach, Hachigasaki Beach
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Shinyamabiko Bridge ©
Shinyamabiko Bridge
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ©
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Mikurigaike Pond
Mikurigaike Pond

2
nights
Toyama, Japan

Toyama ©
The center of Japan's pharmaceutical industry, the city of Toyama draws visitors with its scenic surroundings overlooked by the Japan Alps.
On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Iwasehama Beach, walk around Fugan Unga Kansui Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Toyama Glass Art Museum. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Zuiryuji Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Bijodaira.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Toyama vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kurobe to Toyama takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Toyama can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Toyama

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Zuiryuji Temple, Bijodaira
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fugan Unga Kansui Park ©
Fugan Unga Kansui Park
Toyama Glass Art Museum ©
Toyama Glass Art Museum
Bijodaira ©
Bijodaira

3
nights
Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Bring the kids along to Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Natadera Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple and Suganuma Gassho Community. Venture out of the city with trips to Chirihama Nagisa Driveway (in Hakui), Maruoka Castle (in Sakai) and Nanto (Ainokura Gassho Community & Gokayama). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at D. T. Suzuki Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tsuzumi Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ninja Temple, and make a trip to Kanazawa Station.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planning app.

You can take a train from Toyama to Kanazawa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kanazawa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Nanto, Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Maruoka Castle, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Natadera Temple
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple ©
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway ©
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum ©
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sanzen-in Temple and Kamigamo Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eikando Zenrinji Temple.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kyoto are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Koyasan Okunoin and Horyu-ji Temple. Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda and Nara National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nigatsu-do Temple, &more), Sakurai (Hase-dera Temple & Tanzan Shrine) and Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan & Kongobu-ji Temple). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, make a trip to Kuromon Market, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Arima Onsen, and contemplate the long history of Toji-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Spas Baths

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Sakurai, Horyu-ji Temple, Arima Onsen
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan
Horyu-ji Temple ©
Horyu-ji Temple

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nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Let the collections at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Kure City Irifuneyama Memorial Hall capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yamato Museum and Mt. Misen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: JMSDF Kure Museum (in Kure), Oyamazumi Shrine (in Imabari) and Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Senjokaku, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kure, Oyamazumi Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Visit Gwangalli Beach and Haeundae Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at UN Memorial Cemetery and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Songdo Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Busan online day trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Busan by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hiroshima in November, Busan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Songdo Beach ©
Songdo Beach
UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery

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nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Get some cultural insight at Spirited Garden and Seongeup Folk Village. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamdeok Beach and Gwakji Gwamul Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jeju: Seogwipo (Yongmeori Beach, Alive Museum Jeju, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Bijarim Forest, admire the natural beauty at Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, head outdoors with Hyeopjae Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Udo.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jeju trip site.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Jeju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Bijarim Forest ©
Bijarim Forest
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

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nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 14th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Shek O Beach and then trek along Dragon's Back.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip app.

Getting from Jeju to Hong Kong by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is minus 1 hour. In November in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Shek O Beach ©
Shek O Beach
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

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