30 days in Seoul & Osaka Itinerary

30 days in Seoul & Osaka Itinerary

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1
Seoul, South Korea
— 9 nights
2
Osaka, Japan
— 18 nights

9
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.
Head to Myeongdong Shopping Street and Shinsegae Dept. Store Mainfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream. Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Suwon (Haenggungdong Mural Painting Village, Hwaseong Fortress, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Insadong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jogyesa Temple, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bukhansan National Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seoul day trip website.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Seoul is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dar es Salaam to Seoul. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dar es Salaam in June: highs in Seoul hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Suwon
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Gwanghwamun Gate ©
Gwanghwamun Gate
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Hwaseong Fortress ©
Hwaseong Fortress

18
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Nijo Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenryuji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Nara (Nara National Museum, Kasuga Grand Shrine, &more), Kyoto (Higashi Hongan-ji Temple, Nishi Honganji, &more) and Byodoin (in Uji). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, make a trip to Koyasan Danjo Garan, and get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka journey maker website.

You can fly from Seoul to Osaka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Osaka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kyoto, Nara, Koya-cho, Otsu, Byodoin
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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