10 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

10 days in South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 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.
Seoul is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jongmyo Shrine, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take a stroll through Insadong.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Seoul is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Korean Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 34°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

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History Museum
Gyeongbokgung Palace
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World heritage site
Changdeokgung Palace
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Neighborhood
Insadong
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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.
On the 21st (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, then make a trip to Shibuya Crossing, and finally make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Religious Site
Senso-ji Temple
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Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): wander the streets of Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto day trip planner.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Kinkaku-ji
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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima trip planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
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