17 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

17 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
2
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
4
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night

5
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 Asakusa Shrine and Kencho-ji Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kashima Jingu and Ugafuku Shrine ( Goddess of Money Washing). Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Katori (Katori Jingu Shrine & Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori), Naritasan Omote Sando (in Narita) and Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine (in Kawagoe). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nezu Shrine, explore the galleries of Kanda Myojin, take in the spiritual surroundings of 上野東照宮 Toshogu Shrine, and wander the streets of Ueno District.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo route planning website.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Tokyo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Katori, Naritasan Omote Sando, Kashima Jingu, Takahata Fudoson Kongo-ji Temple
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Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nara Park and Mt. Wakakusa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nigatsu-do Temple and Nakanoshima Park. Explore Osaka's surroundings by going to Nara (Toshodai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, take a stroll through Dotombori District, make a trip to Hōzen-ji Temple, and explore the engaging exhibits at Kids Plaza Osaka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Osaka trip builder site.

You can take a train from Tokyo to Osaka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nara
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Nigatsu-do Temple ©
Nigatsu-do Temple
Toshodai-ji Temple ©
Toshodai-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple
Kofuku-ji Temple

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sanjusangendo Temple and Higashi Hongan-ji Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji. Step out of Kyoto to go to Uji and see Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nishi Honganji, get to know the fascinating history of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, steep yourself in history at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and admire the striking features of Ninna-ji Temple.

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Take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine ©
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Kennin-ji Temple ©
Kennin-ji Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Intan, thenstroll around East Coast Park, and then stop by Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: catch a live performance at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, contemplate the long history of Battlebox, thenhead outdoors with City Scoot, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St Andrew's Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at MacRitchie Nature Trail.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Singapore trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Singapore takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in April; daily highs in Singapore reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Battlebox ©
Battlebox

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