11 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

11 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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11 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  6​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Hakone-machi, Japan
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Nara, Japan
— 1 day
train:  1​h
6
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chinatown, Little India, Gardens by the Bay, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, catch a ride on Singapore Cable Car, wander the streets of Little India, wander the streets of Chinatown, then walk around Cloud Forest, and finally admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, take in nature's colorful creations at National Orchid Garden, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, then find something for the whole family at River Safari, then get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, and finally get to know the resident critters at Night Safari.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Singapore online route maker .

Mumbai, India to Singapore is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Singapore. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Transportation
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Night Safari ©
Night Safari
Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo National Museum, Kōtoku-in, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and finally don't miss a visit to Tokyo Skytree.

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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. Traveling from Singapore to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Tokyo reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kōtoku-in
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Sensō-ji ©
Sensō-ji
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

1
night
Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, Hakone Venetian Glass Museum and Lake Yamanaka. On the 18th (Sat), get great views at Hakone Ropeway, then head outdoors with Hakone Sightseeing Cruise, and then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hakone-machi online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Hakone-machi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tokyo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hakone-machi, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Yamanaka
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Lake Yamanaka ©
Lake Yamanaka
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise ©
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

1
night
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.
To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Hakone-machi to Kyoto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Hakone-machi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kyoto, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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1
day
Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kofuku-ji Temple, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then contemplate the long history of Todai-ji Temple, then stroll around Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasuga Grand Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nara road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Kyoto in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Nara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kyoto Imperial Palace as well as Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get the lay of the land with Kyoto Sagano Walk & Bamboo Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and finally look for gifts at Fuuka-Kimono.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Nara to Kyoto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nara in May since evenings lows in Kyoto dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

2
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rainbow Bridge as well as Imperial Palace. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace, and then take in the views from Rainbow Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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