25 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

25 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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25 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly + train:  18​h
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico

7
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.
You've added Lotte World, Gwangjang Market, Gyeonghuigung Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Gyeongbokgung Palace and The National Folk Museum of Korea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cheonggyecheon Stream and Myeongdong Shopping Street. Step out of Seoul to go to Goyang and see Ilsan Lake Park, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Mexico City to Seoul, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in June: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll set off for Tokyo on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ilsan Lake Park
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

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.
On the 14th (Thu), take a stroll through Akihabara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ueno Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Tokyo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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 list of things to see and do now includes Nishiki Market, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, and other attractions. On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Yasaka Shrine. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, admire the natural beauty at Shosei-en Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Kiyomizu-dera Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tempozan Ferris Wheel as well as Osaka Castle. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Dotonbori. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle and then take some stellar pictures from Tempozan Ferris Wheel.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka day trip website .

Osaka is very close to Kyoto. June in Osaka sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Dotonbori ©
Dotonbori
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street ©
Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street

9
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
You've added Ashikaga Flower Park, Harajuku Takeshita-dori, Odaiba, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Hakone Shisseikaen and Enoshima Island. Let the collections at The Hakone Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu (in Hakone-machi), Odawara Castle (in Odawara) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kotoku-in (Great Buddha of Kamakura), & more). Explore Tokyo further: take a stroll through Asakusa, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, make a trip to Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble, and find something for the whole family at Tokyo DisneySea.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Tokyo DisneySea, Ashikaga Flower Park, Odawara Castle
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

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