59 days in South Korea, Japan & Singapore Itinerary

59 days in South Korea, Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
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Sokcho, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Bus to Gangbyeon Station, Train to Gimpo Airport, Fly to Jeju
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Jeju, South Korea
— 6 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Gyeongju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 2 nights
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Takayama, Japan
— 2 nights
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Matsumoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 6 nights
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Seoul, South Korea

— 7 nights
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.
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, steep yourself in history at Jongmyo Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cheonggyecheon Stream.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seoul road trip planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Seoul, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Seoul, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 12 — 19:

Sokcho, South Korea

— 2 nights
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seoraksan National Park. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Cheoksan Foot Spa Park and then trek along Ulsanbawi Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sokcho online journey planner.

Drive from Seoul to Sokcho in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Jeju.

Things to do in Sokcho

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Jeju, South Korea

— 6 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
Change things up with a short trip to Seongsan Ilchulbong in Seogwipo (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Manjanggul Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Gwakji Gwamul Beach, trek along Jeju Olle Trail Routes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hallim Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jeju visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Sokcho to Jeju takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 27:

Busan, South Korea

— 4 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Busan is known for beaches, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, walk around Yongdusan Park, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa.

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Getting from Jeju to Busan by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. May in Busan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Gyeongju, South Korea

— 2 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bulguksa Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seokguram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond and then see the interesting displays at Gyeongju National Museum.

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Traveling by car from Busan to Gyeongju takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Busan in May, expect nights in Gyeongju to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Gyeongju to Hiroshima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Gyeongju in June, you will find days in Hiroshima are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, &more) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Gion, and step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Hiroshima to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 11:

Kanazawa, Japan

— 2 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Seisonkaku Villa, take in nature's colorful creations at Kenrokuen Garden, then don't miss a visit to Neagarimatsu, then stop by Higashichaya Old Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Nomura Family Samurai House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Kenrokuen Yamazakiyama, then admire the striking features of Kanazawa Station, and then stroll around Ishikawa Jumoku Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kanazawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Kanazawa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Kyoto in June, you will find days in Kanazawa are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Takayama.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Takayama, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hida Takayama Museum of Art, then make a trip to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, then get engrossed in the history at Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, and finally steep yourself in history at Wada House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, take an in-depth tour of Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan), then admire the landmark architecture of Takayama Jinya, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Takayama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Takayama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Takayama sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Matsumoto, Japan

— 1 night
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Matsumoto Castle, then see the interesting displays at Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum (Matsumoto Mingei-kan), and then admire the masterpieces at Japan Ukiyo-e Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Matsumoto itinerary tool.

Getting from Takayama to Matsumoto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 nights
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.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Sankeien Gardens (in Yokohama). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tokyo Skytree.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo attractions planning tool.

You can take a train from Matsumoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:

Ishigaki, Japan

— 6 nights
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.
Spend 24th (Fri) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kabira Bay, take in panoramic vistas at Tamatorizaki Observatory, look and learn at Ishigakijima Observatory, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Hirakubozaki.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Tokyo to Ishigaki in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect Ishigaki to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Singapore.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

Singapore, Singapore

— 11 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Sentosa Boardwalk in Sentosa Island, approximately Sentosa Island away. Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Singapore Flyer, take a stroll through Chinatown, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo.

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

Getting from Ishigaki to Singapore by flight takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time is minus 1 hour. June in Singapore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 9:

South Korea travel guide

4.2
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.

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.