13 days in Japan & South Korea Itinerary

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Sapporo, Japan
— 4 nights
Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
Jeju, South Korea
— 2 nights
Seoul, South Korea
— 1 night


Sapporo, Japan — 4 nights

CIty of Ramen

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niseko Tokyu Grand HIRAFU and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Niseko Village Ski Resort (in Niseko-cho), Kiroro Snow World (in Akaigawa-mura) and Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (in Yoichi-cho). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sapporo JR Tower Observatory T38, stroll around Maruyama Park, steep yourself in history at Hokkaido Jingu, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Moiwa.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sapporo travel route planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Sapporo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sapporo is 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, expect Sapporo to be much colder, temps between -1°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Tokyo.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
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Tokyo, Japan — 5 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Pola Museum of Art or Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ueno District and Katori Jingu Shrine. Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Yamashita Park (in Yokohama), Yokohama Landmark Tower (in Minatomirai) and Narita (Naritasan Omote Sando, Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashima Jingu, steep yourself in history at Hakone Shrine / Kuzuryu Shrine Singu, and see the interesting displays at Samurai Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip website.

Fly from Sapporo to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in February: highs in Tokyo hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Jeju.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Jeju, South Korea — 2 nights

Island of the Gods

The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju, has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed volcanic island includes the country's highest peak, sets of impressive lava tubes and columns, and several crater lakes.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Halla Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get outside with Hamdeok Beach and then kick back and relax at Hyeopjae Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jeju trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Jeju takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Seoul.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Seoul, South Korea — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Grevin Museum and then appreciate the history behind Gwanghwamun Gate.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Seoul trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jeju to Seoul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Seoul are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Japan travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

South Korea travel guide

History Museums · Shopping · Parks
Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.