15 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

15 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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15 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Hiroshima, Japan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Himeji, Japan
— Few hours
train:  30​min
6
Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes SingaBites, Armenian Church, Sri Mariamman Temple, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and Sentosa Boardwalk. Chinatown and The Helix Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer and admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Singapore trip builder .

San Francisco, USA to Singapore is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Francisco to Singapore. In May, Singapore is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 91°F and lows of 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sentosa Boardwalk
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Marina Bay ©
Marina Bay
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

few
hours
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.
On the 20th (Mon), admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo day trip 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. In May, Tokyo is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 76°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kyoto.
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Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Arashiyama. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-ji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Nara Park & Nigatsu-do Temple). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Gion, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkaku-ji Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip builder .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Kyoto sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji

1
night
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum as well as Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mashike Itsukushima Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, then head off the coast to Miyajima, and finally stroll through Mikasahama Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Mashikeitsukushima Shrine
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Miyajima ©
Miyajima

few
hours
Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Nishi no Maru.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Nishi no Maru ©
Nishi no Maru
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

1
night
Kobe, Japan

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ikuta Shrine, then wander the streets of Chinatown (Nankinmachi), and then get a taste of the local shopping with Kobe Harborland.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kobe route maker website .

Kobe is just a short distance from Himeji. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Ikuta Shrine ©
Ikuta Shrine

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a stroll through Odaiba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Tokyo road trip website .

Fly from Kobe to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace

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