15 days in Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

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15 days in Seoul & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gyeongbokgung Palace and Deoksugung. Popular historic sites such as Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine are in your itinerary. Explore Seoul's surroundings by going to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Hwaseong Fortress (in Suwon). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Myeongdong Shopping Street, make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, look for gifts at Creative Life Store KEY, and take an in-depth tour of Baek In-Je House Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Seoul online route builder .

Dublin, Ireland to Seoul is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Seoul, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Seoul sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Hwaseong Fortress, DMZ Haemaru Village
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street

8
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 inner history buff will appreciate Sensō-ji and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tokyo National Museum and Odaiba. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Kōtoku-in (in Kamakura), Mitaka (Mitaka Yamamoto Yuzo Memorial Museum & Ghibli Museum Mitaka) and Yokohama Museum of Art (in Yokohama). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ginza, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, make a trip to Takeshita Street, and explore the world behind art at The Hakone Open-Air Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tokyo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seoul to Tokyo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in March, Tokyo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Mitaka, Odawara Kokian, Yokohama Museum of Art
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Ginza ©
Ginza
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

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