13 days in Asia Itinerary

13 days in Asia Itinerary

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13 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + train:  8​h
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Nara, Japan
— Few hours
train:  1​h
3
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and then stop by Fuuka-Kimono.

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Singapore, Singapore to Kyoto is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Kyoto is colder than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama
Fuuka-Kimono ©
Fuuka-Kimono

few
hours
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 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple, appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nara online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kyoto to Nara by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Nara

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Himeji Castle & Koko-en Garden). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, shop like a local with Dotonbori, and get your game on at Sunset Owl Cafe.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Osaka attractions site .

Traveling by train from Nara to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Himeji
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Sunset Owl Cafe ©
Sunset Owl Cafe
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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.
Bring the kids along to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Go for a jaunt from Tokyo to Maihama to see Tokyo DisneySea about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tokyo journey website .

You can take a train from Osaka to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
On the 12th (Thu), catch some excitement at Virtual Room: Virtual Reality Singapore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Singapore road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Singapore takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Singapore is minus 1 hour. In December, Singapore is much warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

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