24 days in Tokyo & Seoul Itinerary

24 days in Tokyo & Seoul Itinerary

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24 days in Tokyo & Seoul Itinerary

Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 14 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Seoul, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Cardiff, United Kingdom

14
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama), Odawara Kokian (in Odawara) and Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone Sekisho and Hakone Sekisho Museum, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and wander the streets of Odaiba.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo online trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Cardiff to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in June; daily highs in Tokyo reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Urayasu, Nagakubo Park, Lake Kawaguchi
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju) and Icheon Termeden (in Icheon). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Bukhansan National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, wander the streets of Insadong, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seoul trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Seoul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

DMZ Haemaru Village, Icheon Termeden
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace

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