21 days in East Asia Itinerary

21 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
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Busan, South Korea
— 1 night
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Fukuoka, Japan
— 1 night
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
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Nara, Japan
— 1 night
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Seoul, South Korea

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yeouido Park and Namsan Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Gyeongbokgung Palace, stroll around Yeouido Hangang Park, don't miss a visit to Gwanghwamun Gate, and get great views at N Seoul Tower.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seoul tour itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Seoul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Seoul is 8 hours. In April, daytime highs in Seoul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Busan.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

Busan, South Korea

— 1 night
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
On the 8th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Gwangalli Beach, then hunt for treasures at Jagalchi Market, then don't miss a visit to Yongdusan Park, and finally make a trip to Samgwangsa Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Busan day trip planning site.

Take a train from Seoul to Busan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 1 night

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu, admire the natural beauty at Ohorikoen Japanese Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Ohori Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fukuoka Tower, then steep yourself in history at Nanzoin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kushida Shrine.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fukuoka road trip site.

You can fly from Busan to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April in Fukuoka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mitaki Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, then don't miss a visit to Peace Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

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Take a train from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Osaka, Japan

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll around The Tower of the Sun, stroll around Expo '70 Commemorative Park, then get a sense of history and politics at Mint Museum, then walk around Kemasakuranomiya Park, and finally stroll around Nakanoshima Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kobe Oji Zoo, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Maya, then walk around Shukugawa Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hirota Shrine.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Osaka route maker app.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Osaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nara.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Nara, Japan

— 1 night

Ancient City

The country's first established capital, Nara houses some of the most storied buildings and natural attractions in Japan, with eight World Heritage Sites in total.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Todai-ji Temple, admire the natural beauty at Isuien Garden, admire the natural beauty at Yoshikien, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nigatsu-do Temple, and finally stroll around Nara Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nara trip maker website.

Drive from Osaka to Nara in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Nara sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kyoto.

Things to do in Nara

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ninna-ji Temple and Kamigamo Shrine. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Daigo-ji Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto online trip planner.

Take a train from Nara to Kyoto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nara in April, Kyoto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chidorigafuchi and Nezu Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Tokyo side-trips: Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Yokohama (Yokohama Negishi Forest Park, Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal, &more) and Fujiyoshida (Arakurayama Sengen Park, Chureito Pagoda, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Meguro River, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, walk around Kinuta Park, and contemplate the long history of Kitanomaru Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22: