41 days in East Asia Itinerary

41 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
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Nikko, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— Few hours
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Kamakura, Japan
— 1 night
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 1 night
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Matsumoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Takayama, Japan
— Few hours
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 2 nights
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Koya-cho, Japan
— 1 night
12
Osaka, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kobe, Japan
— 1 night
14
Himeji, Japan
— Few hours
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 2 nights
18
Daegu, South Korea
— 1 night
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Jeonju, South Korea
— 1 night
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Seoul, South Korea
— 5 nights

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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 Asakusa as well as Imperial Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Ginza, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tokyo day trip planning website.

Athens, Greece to Tokyo is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nikko.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Tokyo DisneySea
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NATURE Daikanyama ©
NATURE Daikanyama
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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Nikko, Japan

Nikko ©
A gateway to a sprawling and diverse national park, a center of Shinto spiritualism and place of Buddhist worship, an emblem of the riches and dominance of the Tokugawa shogunate: Nikko means many things to many people.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nikko tour builder.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Nikko takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tokyo in July, plan for little chillier days in Nikko, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nikko

Theme Parks
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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura ©
Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo
To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tokyo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nikko to Tokyo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Nikko, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. You'll set off for Kamakura on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura ©
The coastal town of Kamakura sits close to Tokyo, with the ancient settlement featuring a number of important historical and cultural sites.
On the 21st (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Enoshima Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kōtoku-in, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hase-dera Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kamakura journey maker.

Traveling by car from Tokyo to Kamakura takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Kamakura to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Kamakura

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Enoshima Island
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Kōtoku-in ©
Kōtoku-in
Enoshima Island ©
Enoshima Island
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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Hakone-machi, Japan

Hakone-machi ©
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, then explore the activities along Lake Ashi (Ashinoko), and finally don't miss a visit to Owaku-dani Valley.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hakone-machi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kamakura to Hakone-machi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Hakone-machi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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The Hakone Open-Air Museum ©
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) ©
Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)
Owaku-dani Valley ©
Owaku-dani Valley

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Matsumoto, Japan

Matsumoto ©
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Matsumoto City Art Museum, then visit Nakamachi Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Yohashira Shrine.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Matsumoto trip planner.

Drive from Hakone-machi to Matsumoto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hakone-machi in July, expect nights in Matsumoto to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Takayama.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Matsumoto Castle ©
Matsumoto Castle
Matsumoto City Art Museum ©
Matsumoto City Art Museum
Yohashira Shrine ©
Yohashira Shrine

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Takayama, Japan

Takayama
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Takayama trip planning tool.

Getting from Matsumoto to Takayama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Takayama are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for Kanazawa on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Takayama

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa ©
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, steep yourself in history at Kanazawa Castle, wander the streets of Higashichaya Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District, and finally don't miss a visit to Kanazawa Station.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanazawa trip planning app.

Drive from Takayama to Kanazawa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town
Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden

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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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kanazawa to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Nara.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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Nara, Japan

Nara ©
The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Toshodai-ji Temple, stroll through Yoshikien, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, then stroll around Nara Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasuga Grand Shrine. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Todai-ji Temple Nandai Gate, see the interesting displays at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, pause for some photo ops at Todai-ji Temple, then contemplate the long history of Kaidan-do, then take an in-depth tour of Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kofuku-ji Temple.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nara online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kyoto to Nara takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nara can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Koya-cho.

Things to do in Nara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:
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Todai-ji Temple ©
Todai-ji Temple
Nara Park ©
Nara Park
Kasuga Grand Shrine ©
Kasuga Grand Shrine

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Koya-cho, Japan

Koya-cho ©
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kongobu-ji Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Koya, and then contemplate the long history of Koyasan Danjo Garan.

To find out how to plan a trip to Koya-cho, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nara to Koya-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. July in Koya-cho sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Osaka.

Things to do in Koya-cho

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
Koyasan Danjo Garan ©
Koyasan Danjo Garan

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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.
Osaka is known for historic sites, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, laugh and play at SpaWorld, visit Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, and don't miss a visit to Kuromon Market.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Osaka trip planning tool.

You can drive from Koya-cho to Osaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Osaka can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kobe.

Things to do in Osaka

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
SpaWorld ©
SpaWorld

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Kobe, Japan

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
On the 6th (Fri), wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower, and then visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kobe route planning tool.

You can drive from Osaka to Kobe in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Osaka in August, plan for slightly colder days in Kobe, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Himeji.

Things to do in Kobe

Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Kobe Port Tower ©
Kobe Port Tower

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Himeji, Japan

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Himeji Central Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Himeji trip planner.

You can drive from Kobe to Himeji in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Himeji are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Himeji

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:
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Himeji Central Park ©
Himeji Central Park

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 7th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students, then contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senjokaku, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and then take a peaceful walk through Misen Wild Woods.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Himeji to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima

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Fukuoka, Japan

Fukuoka ©
The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, don't miss a visit to Hakata Station, then take an in-depth tour of Hakatamachiya Furusatokan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine, and finally browse the different shops at Tenjin Underground Shopping Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Fukuoka Tower, examine the collection at Kyushu National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komyozen-ji Temple, then enjoy breathtaking views from Komenoyama Obsevatory, and finally explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fukuoka day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Fukuoka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Fukuoka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Dazaifu, Komenoyama Obsevatory
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
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Fukuoka Asian Art Museum ©
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
Kushida Shrine ©
Kushida Shrine
Hakata Station ©
Hakata Station

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Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get great views at Taejongdae, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Yongdusan Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jagalchi Market, and finally make a trip to Busan Station Plaza. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Busan Harbor Bridge, shop like a local with Shinsegae Gallery, kick back and relax at Gwangalli Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach, and finally snap pictures at Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Busan online visit planner.

You can fly from Fukuoka to Busan in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Busan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Daegu.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Taejongdae ©
Taejongdae

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Daegu, South Korea

Daegu ©
The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park, steep yourself in history at Donghwasa, then see the interesting displays at Heeum - Museum of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, and finally examine the collection at Sanghwa Yi's Old House.

Find out how to plan Daegu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Busan to Daegu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Daegu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jeonju.

Things to do in Daegu

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
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Donghwasa ©
Donghwasa
Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park ©
Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park

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Jeonju, South Korea

Jeonju ©
If you're a gastronomy enthusiast, you should consider a trip to Jeonju, a city hailed for its cuisine and food festivals.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll around Deokjin Park, then see the interesting displays at Royal Portrait Museum, then don't miss a visit to Jeonju Hanok Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Gyeonggijeon Shrine.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jeonju trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Daegu to Jeonju takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeonju

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
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Royal Portrait Museum ©
Royal Portrait Museum
Jeonju Hanok Village ©
Jeonju Hanok Village
Deokjin Park ©
Deokjin Park

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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.
Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, visit Insadong, admire the natural beauty at Changdeokgung Palace, and don't miss a visit to Bukchon Hanok Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul attractions app.

Take a train from Jeonju to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Seoul, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Lotte World ©
Lotte World
Namsan Park ©
Namsan Park