8 days in Seoul & Japan Itinerary

8 days in Seoul & Japan Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 2 nights
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Miyakojima, Japan
— 1 day
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of Deoksugung and then explore the galleries of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Insadong, explore the activities along Cheonggyecheon Stream, and then shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Seoul trip itinerary site.

New Delhi, India to Seoul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Korean Standard Time (KST) is 3.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in November: highs in Seoul hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

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Miyakojima, Japan

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get outside with Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse, then get outside with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally take in the views from Irabu Ohashi.

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You can fly from Seoul to Miyakojima in 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seoul in November, with highs in Miyakojima at 78°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach ©
Hora Gyoko no Hama Beach
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse ©
Higashi Hennazaki Lighthouse

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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.
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kinkaku-ji and Kofuku-ji Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Nara Park (in Nara) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, don't miss a visit to Gion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip site.

You can fly from Miyakojima to Kyoto in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Miyakojima in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Nara, Dotombori District
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Kinkaku-ji ©
Kinkaku-ji
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Ueno Zoo, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ginza and then enjoy the sand and surf at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo day trip website.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Ueno Zoo ©
Ueno Zoo
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Ginza ©
Ginza

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