22 days in South Korea, Japan & Kampot Itinerary

22 days in South Korea, Japan & Kampot Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night
2
Daegu, South Korea
— 1 night
3
Gyeongju, South Korea
— 1 night
4
Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
5
Jeonju, South Korea
— 1 night
6
Jeju, South Korea
— 1 night
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
8
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
9
Nara, Japan
— 1 night
10
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
11
Nikko, Japan
— 1 night
12
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
13
Kampot, Cambodia
— 6 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Grevin Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, don't miss a visit to Changgyeonggung Palace, and then shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Seoul is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Seoul reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Daegu.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changgyeonggung Palace ©
Changgyeonggung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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Daegu, South Korea

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Apsan Park, thensteep yourself in history at Donghwasa, and then contemplate the long history of Daegu Hyanggyo.

Plan a trip to Daegu easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Seoul to Daegu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Seoul in September, expect nights in Daegu to be little chillier, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gyeongju.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites Parks
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Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Apsan Park
Apsan Park

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Gyeongju, South Korea

Gyeongju ©
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Gyeongju Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Tongiljeon, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheonmachong Tomb.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gyeongju online trip planner.

You can drive from Daegu to Gyeongju in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Daegu in September, plan for little chillier days in Gyeongju, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Busan.

Things to do in Gyeongju

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Bulguksa Temple ©
Bulguksa Temple
Cheonmachong Tomb ©
Cheonmachong Tomb
Tongiljeon ©
Tongiljeon

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, thenstroll the grounds of UN Memorial Cemetery, and then snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Busan online travel planner.

Drive from Gyeongju to Busan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Gyeongju in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Busan: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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UN Memorial Cemetery ©
UN Memorial Cemetery
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Gwangandaegyo Bridge ©
Gwangandaegyo Bridge

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Jeonju, South Korea

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Omokdae and Imokdae, steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine, thencontemplate the long history of Jeonju Gaeksa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeondong Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jeonju trip planner.

Traveling by car from Busan to Jeonju takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Jeonju

Historic Sites
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Gyeonggijeon Shrine ©
Gyeonggijeon Shrine
Jeondong Catholic Church ©
Jeondong Catholic Church
Omokdae and Imokdae ©
Omokdae and Imokdae

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Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
On the 8th (Tue), trek along Hallasan, thenkick back and relax at Hamdeok Beach, thenride a horse along Jeju Tourist Horse Riding, and finally contemplate the long history of Neobeunsungi April 3rd Incident Memorial Hall.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jeju trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Jeonju to Jeju in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Jeonju in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Highlights from your plan
Hallasan
Hallasan
Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Zojo-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Nezu Shrine, thentake an in-depth tour of Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, thencontemplate the long history of Hozomon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo journey maker tool.

You can fly from Jeju to Tokyo in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Zojo-ji Temple ©
Zojo-ji Temple
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, steep yourself in history at Osaka Castle, thentake in panoramic vistas at Harukas 300 Observation Deck, thenwander the streets of Dotombori District, and finally wander the streets of Minami (Namba).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Osaka road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Minami (Namba) ©
Minami (Namba)

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Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Byodoin, take in nature's colorful creations at Isuien Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Wakakusa.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nara trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Byodoin
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine
Byodoin ©
Byodoin
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tofuku-ji Temple, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eikando Zenrinji Temple, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Nanzen-ji Temple. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamigamo Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimogamo Jinja.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kyoto online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Nara to Kyoto takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nara in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kyoto, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Nikko.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Nikko, Japan

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Yudaki Falls, explore the activities along Yunoko Lake, explore the striking landscape at Kammangafuchi Gorge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taiyuimbyo Shrine, and finally steep yourself in history at Yomeimon (Main Gate).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nikko sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Nikko takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kyoto in September, you will find days in Nikko are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nikko

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Yudaki Falls ©
Yudaki Falls
Yomeimon (Main Gate) ©
Yomeimon (Main Gate)
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, thenpause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, thensteep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Flame.

Before you visit Hiroshima, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Nikko to Hiroshima in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Hiroshima are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Kampot.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Mitaki Temple ©
Mitaki Temple
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot
The riverside town of Kampot mixes evocative colonial architecture and a wealth of nearby natural highlights.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bokor Hill Station and La Plantation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kep National Park and Ochheuteal Beach. Explore Kampot's surroundings by going to Kep (Kep Butterfly Farm & Sothy's Pepper Farm). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bokor National Park, have some family-friendly fun at Potshots, look for gifts at Dorsu, and admire the sheer force of Popokvil Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kampot online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hiroshima to Kampot. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kampot

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kep, Ochheuteal Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kep National Park
Kep National Park
Bokor National Park ©
Bokor National Park
Bokor Hill Station ©
Bokor Hill Station

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