33 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

33 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Osaka, Japan
— 9 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 17 nights
Train + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Singapore trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Singapore. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Singapore to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Tokyo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Tokyo reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks
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Kyu Iwasakitei Teien ©
Kyu Iwasakitei Teien

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Todaiji Keidaicho and Asuka-dera Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Daibutsuden and Kinpusenji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Sakurai (Sai Shrine, Tanzan Shrine, &more), Kashihara (Kashihara Jingu & Imanishike Residence) and Ruins of Takatori Castle (in Takatori-cho). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joruri Temple, make a trip to Koyasan Choishi Michi, hike along Mt Shosha hiking, and contemplate the long history of Tekijuku.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka road trip app.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Sakurai, Kashihara, Yatadera Temple
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Koyasan Daishi Kyokai ©
Koyasan Daishi Kyokai
Ruins of Takatori Castle ©
Ruins of Takatori 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.
Popular historic sites such as Hosenin and Mount Hiei are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at NINJA VR KYOTO and Daitoku-ji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Kongorin-ji Temple (in Aisho-cho), Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji) and Ishiyamadera Temple (in Otsu). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Enkō-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Yoshimine-dera, appreciate the extensive heritage of 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, and don't miss a visit to Yasakanoto.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Kyoto day trip site.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Uji, Otsu, Kongorin-ji Temple, 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, Saimyo-ji Temple
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NINJA VR KYOTO ©
NINJA VR KYOTO
Kongorin-ji Temple ©
Kongorin-ji Temple
Yoshimine-dera ©
Yoshimine-dera

17
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Get some cultural insight at Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) and Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja. Get some historical perspective at Kiunkaku and Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine (in Saitama), Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Hakone-machi (Hakone Museum of Art, Lalique Museum Hakone, &more). See even more of Tokyo: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple), steep yourself in history at Former Hyuga Bettei, admire the striking features of Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, and trek along Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course.

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You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Atami, Hakone-machi, Fujiyoshida, Memorial Warships Mikasa
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Kyu-Furukawa Gardens ©
Kyu-Furukawa Gardens
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)
Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) ©
Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing)

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