32 days in Australia, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

32 days in Australia, South Korea & Japan Itinerary

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1
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
2
Canberra, Australia
— 2 nights
3
Leura, Australia
— 3 nights
4
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
5
Caloundra, Australia
— 5 nights
6
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
7
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
8
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Federation Squarefor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and Australian Print Workshop. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online travel route planner.

Chapeco, Brazil to Melbourne is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery, St. Kilda Beach, Australian Print Workshop
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
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Canberra, Australia

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take in the exciting artwork at PhotoAccess, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally view the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Strathnairn Arts, then view the masterpieces at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Village Antiques.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canberra itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Leura.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bungendore
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery ©
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

3
nights
Leura, Australia

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Head to Lost Bear Gallery and Blue Mountains Cultural Centrefor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Katoomba Antique Centre and Falls Gallery. Step out of Leura with an excursion to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum in Valley Heights--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Leura Mall, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, view the masterpieces at Gallery One88, and get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Leura day trip planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Leura in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Canberra in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Leura, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath, The National Pass, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and ATTY Gallery. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney planner.

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Australian National Maritime Museum

5
nights
Caloundra, Australia

Caloundra ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maroochydore Beach and Kings Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Artisans Gallery and Caloundra Lighthouses. Change things up with these side-trips from Caloundra: Peregian Beach (Peregian Beach & Peregian Beach Markets) and Eumundi (The Real McCaul & The Original Eumundi Markets).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Caloundra vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Caloundra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Caloundra sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Noosa, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Kawana Shoppingworld
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gyeongbokgung Palace and Insadong. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Korea and Seoul Arts Center. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Namdaemun Market, explore the world behind art at National Folk Museum of Korea, get to know the fascinating history of Cheonggyecheon Stream, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jongmyo Shrine.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Seoul online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Caloundra to Seoul. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Korean Standard Time (KST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Caloundra in February: high temperatures in Seoul hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace ©
Changdeokgung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream ©
Cheonggyecheon Stream

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Dotombori District and Minami (Namba). Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple for their historical value. When in Kyoto, make a side trip to see Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum in Osaka, approximately Osaka away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and look for gifts at Hashiya Kaede.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seoul to Kyoto by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Seoul in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osaka
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hase-dera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Step out of Tokyo to go to Kamakura and see Kōtoku-in, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Marusan.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip maker site.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kamakura
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum ©
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple

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