23 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

23 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
2
Nikko, Japan
— 1 day
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
4
Takayama, Japan
— 1 night
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Nara, Japan
— Few hours
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
8
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
9
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
10
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
11
Sokcho, South Korea
— 1 day
12
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
13
Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
14
Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) as well as Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): shop like a local with Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, take a stroll through Asakusa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning app.

Rome, Italy to Tokyo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Tokyo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cryptomeria Avenue as well as Kegon Falls. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cryptomeria Avenue, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kegon Falls, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Nikko Tosho-gu, and finally contemplate the long history of Taiyuimbyo Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nikko trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Nikko, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Nikko Tosho-gu ©
Nikko Tosho-gu
Taiyuimbyo Shrine ©
Taiyuimbyo Shrine
Kegon Falls ©
Kegon Falls

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes teamLab☆Planets, Odaiba District, Tokyo Joypolis, and other attractions you added.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nikko in November, you will find days in Tokyo are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Takayama.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Takao
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
teamLab☆Planets ©
teamLab☆Planets
Mt. Takao ©
Mt. Takao
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

1
night
Takayama, Japan

Takayama ©
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.
On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Takayama Showa Museum, learn something new at Daiou-ji Temple, thenmake a trip to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), and finally stop by Hida Bussankan.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Takayama tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Takayama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Takayama

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
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Takayama Showa Museum ©
Takayama Showa Museum
Daiou-ji Temple ©
Daiou-ji Temple

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gion as well as Kinkaku-ji. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nishiki Market Shopping District, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shimogamo Jinja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, thencontemplate the long history of Genkoan, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto day trip website.

Traveling by car from Takayama to Kyoto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at Nara Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Nara road trip planning app.

You can drive from Kyoto to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Nara to Kyoto by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senjokaku, thensteep yourself in history at Itsukushima Shrine, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Itsukushima Shrine Torii, and finally kick back and relax at Mikasahama Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Itsukushima Shrine Torii ©
Itsukushima Shrine Torii
Senjokaku ©
Senjokaku

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kabukicho District as well as Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hiroshima to Tokyo by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kabukicho District ©
Kabukicho District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Hozomon ©
Hozomon

2
nights
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.
Bukchon Hanok Village has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Wed), look for gifts at Creative Life Store KEY.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seoul driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, Seoul is little chillier than Tokyo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sokcho.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

1
day
Sokcho, South Korea

Sokcho ©
Tourism in Sokcho mostly revolves around the local national park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Sokcho Jungang Market and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naksansa Temple.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sokcho trip site.

Traveling by car from Seoul to Sokcho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Seoul.

Things to do in Sokcho

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naksansa Temple
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sokcho Jungang Market ©
Sokcho Jungang Market
Naksansa Temple ©
Naksansa Temple

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Namdaemun Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seoul trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Sokcho to Seoul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Nature Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Namdaemun Market ©
Namdaemun Market
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

1
night
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You've added Gukje Market, APEC Naru Park, Bupyeong Kkangtong Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggung Temple, hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency VR - Busan Nampo, thendon't miss a visit to BIFF Square, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bupyeong Kkangtong Market. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City, stroll around APEC Naru Park, and then hunt for treasures at Gukje Market.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Busan planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Busan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in November, expect nights in Busan to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Jagalchi Market ©
Jagalchi Market
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple
Bupyeong Kkangtong Market ©
Bupyeong Kkangtong Market

2
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Starfield COEX Mall as well as Samsung d'light.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Busan to Seoul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Busan in November, things will get slightly colder in Seoul: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Seoul

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Starfield COEX Mall ©
Starfield COEX Mall
Baek In-je's House ©
Baek In-je's House
Samsung d'light ©
Samsung d'light

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