33 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

33 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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33 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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
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 traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore journey planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Singapore is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Nightlife Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Kyu Iwasakitei Teien.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning app .

You can fly from Singapore to Tokyo in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Tokyo is 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Tokyo to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Historic Sites
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Shosha hiking and Sakuya Konohanakan. For shopping fun, head to Namba Walk or Universal City Walk Osaka. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Kinpusenji Temple (in Yoshino-cho), Sakurai (Sai Shrine, Tanzan Shrine, & more) and Kashihara (Kashihara Jingu & Imanishike Residence). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Koyasan Choishi Michi, get to know the fascinating history of Tenjinzaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Torodo Temple, and contemplate the long history of Todaiji Keidaicho.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osaka day trip app .

Take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Osaka sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Koya-cho, Nara, Sakurai, Kashihara, Mt Shosha hiking
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Enkō-ji Temple and Jingoji Temple. Get some cultural insight at Mount Hiei and Kongorin-ji Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Saimyo-ji Temple (in Kora-cho), Ishiyamadera Temple (in Otsu) and Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple (in Uji). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hosenin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Honen-in, appreciate the extensive heritage of Nenenokomichi, and admire the natural beauty at Daitoku-ji Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto visit planner.

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Classes

Side Trips

Uji, Otsu, Saimyo-ji Temple, 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, Kongorin-ji Temple
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Honen-in ©
Honen-in
Kongorin-ji Temple ©
Kongorin-ji Temple
Kotoin ©
Kotoin

17
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hikawa Shrine and Shimokitazawa. Get a sense of the local culture at Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing) and Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple). Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Hakone-machi (Hakone Museum of Art, Lalique Museum Hakone, & more), Oyama Afuri Shrine (in Isehara) and Atami (Kiunkaku, Izusan Jinja Shrine, & more). See even more of Tokyo: explore the world behind art at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arakura Fuji Sengen Jinja, trek along Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course, and explore the wide array of goods at Ginza Mitsukoshi.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip builder tool .

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Atami, Hakone-machi, Fujiyoshida, Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 23:
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Kyu Fukukawa Teien ©
Kyu Fukukawa Teien
Musashi Ichinomiya Hikawa Shrine ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple) ©
Meigetsuin (Hydrangea Temple)

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