27 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

27 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

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27 days in Singapore & Japan Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  3​h
3
Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
4
Kita, Japan
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

5
nights
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 Chinatown, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Clarke Quay and Maxwell Food Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and Little India. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Helix Bridge and hunt for treasures at Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Singapore trip builder .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Singapore is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Singapore is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in April, expect Singapore to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Tokyo.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
The Helix Bridge ©
The Helix Bridge

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.
You've added Tobacco & Salt Museum, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, Toyosu Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asakusa Shrine and VR Zone Shinjuku. It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Art Jeunesse Akihabara.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder app .

You can fly from Singapore to Tokyo in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Tokyo at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Tokyo Disneyland, Shinyokohama Ramen Museum, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Asakusa Shrine ©
Asakusa Shrine
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

7
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 Kifune Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Tenryuji Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Ryoanji Temple. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Arashiyama are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kyoto: Todai-ji Temple (in Nara) and Amanohashidate (in Miyazu). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, examine the collection at Kyoto International Manga Museum, take a stroll through Gion, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Kyoto are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kita.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Amanohashidate, Todai-ji Temple
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Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

5
nights
Kita, Japan

Kita ©
A Kita holiday offers a great deal of varied attractions that cater to all kinds of modern urban explorers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Japan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koyasan Okunoin and CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA. Do some cultural sightseeing at Osaka Castle and Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Nishinomiya Shrine (in Nishinomiya), Waterfall of Mino (in Mino) and Koya-cho (Mt. Koya & Torodo Temple).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kita tour itinerary planner .

Kita is just a short distance from Kyoto. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kita

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Osaka, Koya-cho, Nishinomiya Shrine, Hase-dera Temple, Asahi Breweries Suita Brewery
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA ©
CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA
Osaka Castle ©
Osaka Castle

1
day
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore
For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Singapore online route builder .

You can fly from Kita to Singapore in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kita to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kita in May; daily highs in Singapore reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Nightlife Tours
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