22 days in South Korea, Hokkaido & Kuwait City Itinerary

22 days in South Korea, Hokkaido & Kuwait City Itinerary

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22 days in South Korea, Hokkaido & Kuwait City Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  28​h
1
Rausu-cho, Japan
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
Noboribetsu, Japan
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Hakodate, Japan
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Busan, South Korea
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Jeju, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Seoul, South Korea
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
8
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 1 night
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

1
day
Rausu-cho, Japan

Rausu-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rausu, then cruise along Shiretoko Pass, and then identify plant and animal life at Shiretoko Peninsula.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rausu-cho trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rausu-cho is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Rausu-cho. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get cooler in Rausu-cho: highs are around 26°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Noboribetsu.

Things to do in Rausu-cho

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hokkaido
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Shiretoko Peninsula ©
Shiretoko Peninsula
Shiretoko Pass
Shiretoko Pass
Mt. Rausu ©
Mt. Rausu

1
day
Noboribetsu, Japan

Noboribetsu ©
Perhaps the island's best-known hot spring resort, Noboribetsu has a long history of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Noboribetsu Bear Park, then explore the striking landscape at Jigokudani, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Noboribetsu tour itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Rausu-cho to Noboribetsu with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hakodate.

Things to do in Noboribetsu

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Noboribetsu Bear Park ©
Noboribetsu Bear Park
Jigokudani ©
Jigokudani

2
nights
Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate ©
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakodate Morning Market, try your luck at Hakodate Horse Racetrack, then take in panoramic vistas at Goryokaku Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Goryokaku Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, steep yourself in history at The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, then wander the streets of Motomachi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hakodate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hakodate trip website .

Getting from Noboribetsu to Hakodate by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Hakodate are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Hakodate

Parks Historic Sites Casinos
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Mount Hakodate ©
Mount Hakodate
Motomachi ©
Motomachi
Goryokaku Park ©
Goryokaku Park

2
nights
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiroishi Shrine, then wander the streets of Susukino, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Clock Tower (Tokei-dai), then get a taste of the local shopping with Tanukikoji Shopping Street, then explore the activities along Otaru Canal, and finally look for gifts at Otaru Orgel Museum Main Building.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sapporo attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Hakodate to Sapporo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Sapporo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Busan.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Otaru
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai) ©
Clock Tower (Tokei-dai)

3
nights
Busan, South Korea

Busan ©
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
You'll get in some beach time at Haeundae Beach and Dadaepo Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gamcheon Culture Village and Beomeosa Temple. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Songjeong Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Songdo Beach, don't miss a visit to Seokbulsa Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Shinsegae Dept. Store Centum City.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Busan day trip planning app .

You can fly from Sapporo to Busan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sapporo in August: highs in Busan hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Jeju.

Things to do in Busan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Haeundae Beach ©
Haeundae Beach
Gwangalli Beach ©
Gwangalli Beach
Haedong Yonggung Temple ©
Haedong Yonggung Temple

4
nights
Jeju, South Korea

Jeju ©
The main town on the largest of Korea's islands, Jeju has a volcanic landscape protected by UNESCO.
We've included these beaches for you: Hamdeok Beach and Hyeopjae Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach, kick back and relax at Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sangumburi Crater, and hike along Geomunoreum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jeju vacation maker .

You can fly from Busan to Jeju in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seoul.

Things to do in Jeju

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Seogwipo
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Hamdeok Beach ©
Hamdeok Beach
Hyeopjae Beach ©
Hyeopjae Beach
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach ©
Geumneung Eutteumwon Beach

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gyeongbokgung Palace and The War Memorial of Korea. Shop till you drop at Myeongdong Shopping Street and Namdaemun Market. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Insadong, make a trip to Bukchon Hanok Village, browse the exhibits of Deoksugung, and admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

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You can fly from Jeju to Seoul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuwait City.

Things to do in Seoul

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Gyeongbokgung Palace ©
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Myeongdong Shopping Street ©
Myeongdong Shopping Street
Insadong ©
Insadong

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night
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the striking features of Kuwait Towers, don't miss a visit to Sadu House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Mubarakiya. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sheikh Mubarak Kiosk, look for gifts at Marina World, then engage your brain at The Scientific Center, and finally browse the different shops at The Avenues.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuwait City journey site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Seoul to Kuwait City takes 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Kuwait City is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Seoul in August, expect nights in Kuwait City to be a bit warmer, around 36°C, while days are warmer, around 54°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sadu House
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Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
The Avenues ©
The Avenues
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

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