26 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

26 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

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26 days in Japan & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  11​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Yokohama, Japan
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
5
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Brisbane, Australia

6
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Singapore side-trips: Sentosa Island (S.E.A. Aquarium & Universal Studios Singapore). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Singapore Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, shop like a local with Orchard Road, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip itinerary planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Singapore. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect nights in Singapore to be much hotter, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Osaka: Koya-cho (Torodo Temple, Koyasan Okunoin, & more), Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (in Higashinada) and Nara (Nara Park, Nigatsu-do Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, stop by Shimada Shoten, examine the collection at Mizuno Sportology Gallery, and cruise along Royu Driveway.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Osaka attractions planner .

Fly from Singapore to Osaka in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Osaka reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Koya-cho, Kobe, Royu Driveway, Motoibarakigawa Ryokuchi Park
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Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle
Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kyoto: Chubu Park (in Toin-cho) and Jishu Shrine (in Otsu). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, don't miss a visit to Arashiyama, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nishiki Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto road trip planner .

Kyoto is very close to Osaka. In September, daytime highs in Kyoto are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yokohama.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Chubu Park, Jishu Shrine
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
nights
Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama ©
Once a small fishing town, Yokohama was one of the first ports to welcome foreign trade in the 19th century, after which it grew into Japan's second largest city and a bustling metropolis.
Explore Yokohama's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, & more), Hakone-machi (Choanji Temple, Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), & more) and Nagasawa Beach (in Yokosuka). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sankeien Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sojiji, examine the collection at Yokohama Silk Museum, and kick back and relax at Moroiso Shores.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yokohama day trip planner .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Yokohama in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Yokohama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Yokohama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Kamakura, Sojiji, Nagasawa Beach, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
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Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in

4
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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You can drive from Yokohama to Tokyo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©

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