16 days in Japan, Jeju Island & South Korea Itinerary

16 days in Japan, Jeju Island & South Korea Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Malta
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Jeju, South Korea
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h
5
Seoul, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Valletta, Malta

3
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 is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and visit Odaiba District.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tokyo itinerary builder tool.

Valletta, Malta to Tokyo is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valletta in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and shop like a local with Dotombori District.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Osaka trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tokyo to Osaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Osaka are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kyoto
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima driving holiday app.

Traveling by train from Osaka to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Itsukushima Shrine
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

3
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeju: Seogwipo (Seongsan Ilchulbong & Halla Mountain). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Udo, take in nature's colorful creations at Kim Kyung-Sook Sunflower Farm, don't miss a visit to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park, and walk around Sarabong Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jeju trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Jeju in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Seongsan Ilchulbong ©
Seongsan Ilchulbong
Udo ©
Udo
Manjanggul Cave ©
Manjanggul Cave

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower, admire the striking features of Changdeokgung Palace, and then browse the exhibits of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, then visit Insadong, and then take a stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seoul online route builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Jeju to Seoul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, daytime highs in Seoul are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seoul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Insadong ©
Insadong
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
N Seoul Tower ©
N Seoul Tower

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