16 days in Kyoto, Tokyo & Seoul Itinerary

16 days in Kyoto, Tokyo & Seoul Itinerary

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16 days in Kyoto, Tokyo & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Himeji Castle (in Himeji) and Osaka (Universal Studios Japan, Osaka Castle, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, don't miss a visit to Gion, and go for a walk through Philosopher's Walk.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto online holiday maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kyoto is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. In October, Kyoto is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Osaka, Himeji Castle
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tokyo travel planner.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

4
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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to N Seoul Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Namdaemun Market, and admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul road trip planner .

You can fly from Tokyo to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Tokyo in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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