15 days in Tokyo & South Korea Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo & South Korea Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights


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.
Villa Tokyo has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore teamLab☆Planets and Kanda Myojin. Get a sense of the local culture at Asakusa Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hokokuji Temple (Takedera Temple), &more) and Zushi Beach (in Zushi). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Tokyo, and admire the masterpieces at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in October, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Seoul, South Korea

— 6 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.
Club Vera has been added to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Trickeye Museum Seoul. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jogyesa Temple and Changgyeonggung Palace. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, browse the exhibits of Seodaemun Prison History Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bongeunsa Temple, and wander the streets of Insadong.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seoul itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for slightly colder days in Seoul, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Japan travel guide

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.

South Korea travel guide

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.