24 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

24 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

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24 days in Japan & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  20 h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 9 nights
Train + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

7
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 Ueno as well as Sensō-ji.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary builder .

Zurich, Switzerland to Tokyo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Japan Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get a bit warmer in Tokyo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ueno ©
Ueno

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto travel route builder website .

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Kyoto sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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2
nights
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto
To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning site .

You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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2
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.
For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka online vacation builder .

Osaka is just a short distance from Kyoto. In September in Osaka, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Seoul.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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9
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.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul trip builder app .

You can fly from Osaka to Seoul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Osaka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seoul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Shopping Parks
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