58 days in South Korea, Japan & Holland Itinerary

58 days in South Korea, Japan & Holland Itinerary

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58 days in South Korea, Japan & Holland Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Seoul, South Korea
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Daejeon, South Korea
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Changnyeong-gun, South Korea
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Jeju, South Korea
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 7 nights
train:  45​min
6
Nagoya, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Sapporo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
9
Amsterdam, Holland
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Oisterwijk, Holland
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris, France

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Hwaseong Fortress. Popular historic sites such as Changdeokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seoul: DMZ Haemaru Village (in Paju), Korean Folk Village (in Yongin) and Bucheon Botanical Garden (in Bucheon). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jongmyo Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Namsan Park, admire the masterpieces at Seoul Arts Center, and take a stroll through Insadong.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul day trip planner.

Paris, France to Seoul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Korea Standard Time is 8 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Seoul can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Daejeon.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Korean Folk Village, DMZ Haemaru Village, Bucheon Botanical Garden, Hwaseong Fortress, Mulhyanggi Arboretum
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
DMZ Haemaru Village ©
DMZ Haemaru Village

5
nights
Daejeon, South Korea

Daejeon ©
A sprawling metropolis and center for research, Daejeon stands as the fifth largest city in South Korea.
Appreciate the collections at Buyeo National Museum and Cheongju National Museum. Get some cultural insight at Beopjusa Temple and Magoksa Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daejeon: Gakwonsa Temple (in Cheonan), Gongju (Songsan-ri Tombs and Royal Tomb of King Muryeong, Gongju National Museum, & more) and Cheongju (Cheongnamdae & Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gwanchoksa Temple, contemplate the long history of Busosanseong, identify plant and animal life at Hanbat Arboretum, and see the interesting displays at Currency Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Daejeon online trip maker .

Getting from Seoul to Daejeon by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seoul in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Daejeon, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Changnyeong-gun.

Things to do in Daejeon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gongju, Buyeo-gun, Cheongju, Beopjusa Temple, Gakwonsa Temple
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Beopjusa Temple ©
Beopjusa Temple
Buyeo National Museum
Buyeo National Museum
Gongsanseong ©
Gongsanseong

1
night
Changnyeong-gun, South Korea

Changnyeong-gun ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hwawangsan Mountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Upo Wetland, then delve into the distant past at Changnyeong Shilla Jinheungwang Cheokgyeongbi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Changnyeong Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Changnyeong-gun vacation app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daejeon to Changnyeong-gun. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Changnyeong-gun when traveling from Daejeon in March, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Changnyeong-gun

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Upo Wetland ©
Upo Wetland
Hwawangsan Mountain ©
Hwawangsan Mountain

7
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
Appreciate the collections at Jeju National Museum and Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema. Gwaneumsa Temple and Jeju Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong, O’sulloc Tea Museum, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Geomunoreum, examine the collection at Jejuyo Ceramic Culture Museum, explore the galleries of Hallim Park, and explore the world behind art at Jeju Folk Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jeju online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Changnyeong-gun to Jeju. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Sangumburi Crater
Sangumburi Crater
Jeju National Museum ©
Jeju National Museum
Gwaneumsa Temple ©
Gwaneumsa Temple

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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Nijo Castle and Himeji Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Jindoji Temple (in Kizugawa), Osaka (Osaka Castle & Universal Studios Japan) and Nara (Todai-ji Temple, Rokuen, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, go for a walk through Arashiyama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yase Momiji no Komichi.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jeju to Kyoto by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Nagoya.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Jindoji Temple, Byodoin
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

5
nights
Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya ©
Known nationally as an industrial heartland, Nagoya boasts a far more cosmopolitan and cultural core than its reputation would lead you to believe.
Get some historical perspective at Nagoya Higashiyamaso and Inuyama Castle. Appreciate the collections at Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Okageza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagoya: 21 Seikinomori Park (in Seki), Mt. Garyu Gyoukiji Temple (in Kaizu) and Kamagatani (in Ikeda-cho). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, step into the grandiose world of Ise Ninja Kingdom, admire the natural beauty at Moss Phlox of Kunita Family, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yamazaki River.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nagoya trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Kyoto to Nagoya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nagoya are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Nagoya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ise, Mt. Garyu Gyoukiji Temple, Kitanagoya City Folk History Museum, Cherry Trees along the Gojo River bank, 21 Seikinomori Park
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Inuyama Castle ©
Inuyama Castle
Tokugawa Art Museum ©
Tokugawa Art Museum

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.
Tokyo National Museum and Imperial Palace will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Edo-Tokyo Museum and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Sankeien Gardens (in Naka), Kamakura (Kakuonji Temple, Hase-dera Temple, & more) and Yokohama Nature Sanctuary (in Sakae). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, hike along Hayama Sangaokayama Ryokuchi, take some stellar pictures from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip tool .

You can take a train from Nagoya to Tokyo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Nagoya in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Tokyo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Yokohama, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Sojiji, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
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Yokohama Nature Sanctuary ©
Yokohama Nature Sanctuary
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum

3
nights
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
A modern, bustling city known for its beer brewery, Sapporo attracts millions of visitors with its Snow Festival, during which elaborate ice and snow sculptures are exhibited all over town.
Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura) and Coal Mining Museum of Yubari will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Sapporo: Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm (in Ebetsu), Kiushito Wetland (in Noboribetsu) and Lake Utonai Sanctuary (in Tomakomai). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomioka Catholic Church and explore the activities along Former Osatsunuma.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sapporo road trip planning app .

Getting from Tokyo to Sapporo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Tokyo, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Sapporo, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Tomioka Catholic Church, Lake Utonai Sanctuary, Kiushito Wetland, Coal Mining Museum of Yubari, Former Osatsunuma
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm ©
Earth Dream Kakuyama Farm
Lake Utonai Sanctuary ©
Lake Utonai Sanctuary

8
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Begijnhof are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis), & more) and Delft (Museum Lambert van Meerten & Rooms-katholieke Sint Hippolytuskapel). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and identify plant and animal life at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sapporo to Amsterdam takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from Sapporo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oisterwijk.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague, Delft, Leersumse Veld, Kootwijkerzand
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 21:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Oisterwijk, Holland

Oisterwijk ©
Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at DePetrus and Stadswallen Hulst. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oisterwijk: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Strabrechtse Heide (in Heeze) and Boswachterij Dorst (in Rijen). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen, and trek along Natuurgebied De Moerputten.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oisterwijk road trip tool .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Oisterwijk in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Oisterwijk

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Den Bosch, Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Nationaal Park De Maasduinen, Natuurcentrum De Maashorst
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Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
DePetrus ©
DePetrus
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag

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