22 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

22 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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22 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  10​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
2
Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gardens by the Bay. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay and then take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Singapore Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get much warmer in Singapore: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks
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Gardens by the Bay ©
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

5
nights
Osaka, Japan

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.
You've now added Nara Park to your itinerary. Attractions like Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Osaka Castle, take a stroll through Dotonbori, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Osaka travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Singapore to Osaka in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Osaka. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Osaka hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Food Tours
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
You've now added Miyajima to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Miyajima, then see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Okonomimura, admire the natural beauty at Shukkei-en Garden, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, then appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hiroshima trip planner .

You can take a train from Osaka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Miyajima
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Toei Kyoto Studio Park and Monkey Park Iwatayama. Step out of Kyoto with an excursion to Yuenchi Mortpia in Suzuka--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and make a trip to Heian Shrine.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip planner .

Take a train from Hiroshima to Kyoto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Yuenchi Mortpia
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Toei Kyoto Studio Park ©
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Monkey Park Iwatayama ©
Monkey Park Iwatayama

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.
You've now added Tokyo Disneyland to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Ueno Zoo. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Imperial Palace, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokyo itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Odaiba ©
Odaiba
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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