30 days in Japan, Seoul & Busan Itinerary

30 days in Japan, Seoul & Busan Itinerary

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1
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
2
Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 8 nights
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
5
Fujinomiya, Japan
— 2 nights
6
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Namsan Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Changdeokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Changgyeonggung Palace, contemplate the long history of Namsangol Hanok Village, don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village, and stroll around Naksan Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Seoul online trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Seoul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Seoul is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Melbourne in October, Seoul is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. You will leave for Busan on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Seoul

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

2
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Busan trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Busan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seoul in October, expect nights in Busan to be little chillier, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach

8
nights
Seoul, South Korea

Seoul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes DMZ Tours as well as SMTOWN coexartium. Get some historical perspective at Bongeunsa Temple and Jongmyo Shrine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jogyesa Temple and Myeongdong Shopping Street. See even more of Seoul: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, brush up on your military savvy at The War Memorial of Korea, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Sejong the Great.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seoul route planner.

Fly from Busan to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Busan in October, you will find days in Seoul are little chillier (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jogyesa Temple ©
Jogyesa Temple
Bongeunsa Temple ©
Bongeunsa Temple
Jongmyo Shrine ©
Jongmyo Shrine

4
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 inner history buff will appreciate Senso-ji Temple and Nezu Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nezu Museum and Yanaka District. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ueno District and don't miss a visit to Shibuya Crossing.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Seoul, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fujinomiya.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Ueno District ©
Ueno District
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple

2
nights
Fujinomiya, Japan

Fujinomiya ©
Sitting on the southwest slopes of Mount Fuji, Fujinomiya makes a popular starting point for climbing trips to the famous mountain's summit.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aokigahara Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fujisanhongusengen Shrine Okumiya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Aokigahara Forest.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fujinomiya using our trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Fujinomiya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Fujinomiya are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Fujinomiya

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Aokigahara Forest
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Aokigahara Forest ©
Aokigahara Forest
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine ©
Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine
Mt. Fuji World Heritage Centre, Shizuoka ©

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Osaka Castle as well as Universal Studios Japan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Tenryuji Temple and Dotombori District. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Kyoto (Ninna-ji Temple, Tofuku-ji Temple, &more). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Osaka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fujinomiya to Osaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Fujinomiya in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Osaka, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Tofuku-ji Temple ©
Tofuku-ji Temple
Toji ©
Toji

4
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes VenusFort as well as Tokyo Disneyland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hozomon and Hie Jinjya.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo online journey builder.

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Hozomon ©
Hozomon
VenusFort ©
VenusFort

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