16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, examine the collection at Samurai Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then get your game on at Samurai Armor Photo Studio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo City View Observation Deck (Roppongihills). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zojo-ji Temple, make a trip to Tokyo Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Hama Rikyu Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally make a trip to Chidorigafuchi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo day trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Tokyo is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Tokyo. Traveling from Perth in June, expect nights in Tokyo to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nanzen-ji Temple and Ninna-ji Temple. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and take a stroll through Gion.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tempozan Ferris Wheel and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan. On the next day, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then catch a live event at Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Osaka in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Busan.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gwangalli Beach and then don't miss a visit to Gwangandaegyo Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at UN Memorial Cemetery and then walk around APEC Naru Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Busan online visit planner.

Getting from Osaka to Busan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Busan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Jeju, South Korea

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, delve into the lush surroundings at Jeolmul Natural Forest Resort, and then step off the mainland to explore Udo. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Hallasan and then take a peaceful walk through Halla Mountain.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip maker app.

Fly from Busan to Jeju in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Seoul, South Korea

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yeouido Hangang Park and Banpo Hangang Park. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Trickeye Museum Seoul, and make a trip to N Seoul Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seoul route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Jeju to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Seoul are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours
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