14 days in Seoul, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

14 days in Seoul, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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14 days in Seoul, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Namsan Park and Deoksugung. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and The War Memorial of Korea. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Changdeokgung Palace, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Korea, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and examine the collection at Trickeye Museum Seoul.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seoul trip builder site .

Mumbai, India to Seoul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Korea Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Trickeye Museum Seoul ©
Trickeye Museum Seoul
Deoksugung ©
Deoksugung

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Gion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eikando Zenrinji Temple and Tofuku-ji Temple. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take in nature's colorful creations at Shosei-en Garden, and go for a walk through Arashiyama.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Seoul to Kyoto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seoul in October: highs in Kyoto hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple ©
Eikando Zenrinji Temple

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tokyo National Museum and Ghibli Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Edo-Tokyo Museum and Pola Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Hakone Venetian Glass Museum (in Hakone-machi) and Minato Mirai 21 (in Yokohama). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, step into the grandiose world of The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin), take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara, and take a stroll through Ueno.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo attractions planning website .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Tokyo sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka, Minato Mirai 21
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Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Ghibli Museum Mitaka ©
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Samurai Museum ©
Samurai Museum

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