15 days in South Korea, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in South Korea, Kyoto & Tokyo Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
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Seogwipo, South Korea
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Busan, South Korea
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Kyoto, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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Seoul, South Korea

— 3 nights
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.
Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheonggyecheon Stream will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Namsan Park and Creative Life Store KEY. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, wander the streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Myeongdong Shopping Street, and take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip builder tool.

Boston, USA to Seoul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Seoul, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Seoul is somewhat warmer than Boston - with highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seogwipo.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Seogwipo, South Korea

— 2 nights
Jeju Island's second city, Seogwipo acts as a base for explorations of the island's south.
You've now added Cheonjiyeon Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cheonjiyeon Falls, then examine the collection at Alive Museum Jeju, then explore the striking landscape at Daepo Haean Jusangjeolli Cliff, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakchunsa Temple. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Yongmeori Beach and then admire the sheer force of Jeongbang Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seogwipo road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seoul to Seogwipo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seogwipo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): head outdoors with Gwangalli Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haeundae Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Busan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Seogwipo to Busan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, car, and train. In April in Busan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Busan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Kyoto, Japan

— 4 nights
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.
Nijo Castle and Eikando Zenrinji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Nanzen-ji Temple and Kennin-ji Temple are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, contemplate the long history of Ishibe Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodai-ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Yasakanoto.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Busan to Kyoto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Tokyo, Japan

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ueno District and Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chidorigafuchi and Hozomon. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, contemplate the long history of Hie Jinjya, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and see the interesting displays at Fire Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. April in Tokyo sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas
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South Korea travel guide

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Shopping · History Museums · 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.