23 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

23 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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23 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  25​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Nagano, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Shizuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Wellington, New Zealand

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), National Museum of Nature and Science and Tokyo Disneyland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asakusa Shrine and KidZania Tokyo. Tokyo National Museum and teamLab Borderless are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary maker app .

Wellington, New Zealand to Tokyo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wellington to Tokyo. Traveling from Wellington in September, things will get much warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagano.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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KidZania Tokyo ©
KidZania Tokyo
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine

2
nights
Nagano, Japan

Nagano ©
Near the confluence of the Chikuma and Sai rivers, Nagano combines historic sites with nearby forested alps dotted with shrines.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park as well as Chausuyama Dinosaur Park. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and then steep yourself in history at Matsushiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll around Chausuyama Dinosaur Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zenko-ji Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Togakushi Jinja Hokosha.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nagano road trip site .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Nagano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in September; daily highs in Nagano reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shizuoka.

Things to do in Nagano

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Zenko-ji Temple ©
Zenko-ji Temple
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park ©
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Matsushiro ©
Matsushiro

2
nights
Shizuoka, Japan

Shizuoka ©
With its upmarket shopping districts and scenic coastal landscape, Shizuoka stands as the main urban area of a province often referred to as Japan's riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oishi Park as well as Nihon Daira Yume Terrace. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, get great views at Nihon Daira Yume Terrace, then delve into the lush surroundings at Miho Seacoast (Miho no Matsubara Beach), and finally explore the historical opulence of Shizuoka castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Oishi Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rinzaiji Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shizuoka trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nagano to Shizuoka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nagano in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Shizuoka. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Shizuoka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Oishi Park
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Kunozan Toshogu Shrine ©
Kunozan Toshogu Shrine
Shizuoka castle ©
Shizuoka castle

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Castle. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mikasahama Beach.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Shizuoka to Hiroshima in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

2
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've added Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Philosopher's Walk, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tenryuji Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Toji, contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate the long history of Kyoto Imperial Palace, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Philosopher's Walk.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto holiday app .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Tenryuji Temple ©
Tenryuji Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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.
You've added Tempozan Ferris Wheel, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Kids Plaza Osaka, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hozenji Yokocho and Osaka Castle. There's more to do: take a stroll through Dotonbori.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary maker app .

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In October in Osaka, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Singapore.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Nara Park
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Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Hozenji Yokocho ©
Hozenji Yokocho
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

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.
You've now added Universal Studios Singapore to your itinerary. Chinatown and The Helix Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Clarke Quay and Maxwell Food Centre. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Battlebox and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Singapore travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Singapore takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Osaka to Singapore is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Osaka in October: high temperatures in Singapore hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Singapore

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Singapore
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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Battlebox ©
Battlebox
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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