23 days in Seoul & Japan Itinerary

23 days in Seoul & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  21 h 30 min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— Few hours
Train:  15 min
4
Hatsukaichi, Japan
— 1 night
ferry:  3 h
5
Matsuyama, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Otoyo-cho, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  1 h 30 min
7
Okayama, Japan
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
8
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
9
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong), N Seoul Tower, Myeongdong Shopping Street, and other attractions.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul journey builder website.

London, UK to Seoul is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from London to Seoul. Traveling from London in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Seoul. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Takeshita Street, Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shibuya Crossing, and other attractions.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip planning site.

You can fly from Seoul to Tokyo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Seoul in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

few
hours
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 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima online itinerary builder.

Getting from Tokyo to Hiroshima by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Hatsukaichi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Museums
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

1
night
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Hatsukaichi ©
The city of Hatsukaichi developed from a small market town, frequented by passing samurais during the Edo period.
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hatsukaichi trip planning tool.

Hatsukaichi is just a short distance from Hiroshima. In October, daily temperatures in Hatsukaichi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Hatsukaichi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Motomachi Itsukushima Jinja, Mashikeitsukushima Shrine
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Mt. Misen ©
Mt. Misen

1
night
Matsuyama, Japan

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
On the 30th (Wed), take a stroll through Dogo Onsengai.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsuyama tour site.

You can drive from Hatsukaichi to Matsuyama in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Matsuyama can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Otoyo-cho.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Spas Baths Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Matsuyama Castle Ninomaru Historical Garden ©
Matsuyama Castle Ninomaru Historical Garden
Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle

3
nights
Otoyo-cho, Japan

Otoyo-cho ©
Sugi no Osugi has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Sugi no Osugi.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Otoyo-cho trip site.

Traveling by car from Matsuyama to Otoyo-cho takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Otoyo-cho are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Okayama.
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Sugi no Osugi ©
Sugi no Osugi

few
hours
Okayama, Japan

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
On the 3rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Okayama trip app.

Traveling by car from Otoyo-cho to Okayama takes 2 hours. Traveling from Otoyo-cho in November, expect Okayama to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle

4
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.
For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kyoto online travel route planner.

Getting from Okayama to Kyoto by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Kyoto sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle and then make a trip to Kuromon Market.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka tour planner.

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Kuromon Market ©
Kuromon Market

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