13 days in Japan, Manila & Singapore Itinerary

13 days in Japan, Manila & Singapore Itinerary

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13 days in Japan, Manila & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  7​h
1
Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 day
train + Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Shirakawa-mura, Japan
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sapporo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the activities along Manila Bay, get in on the family fun at Enchanted Kingdom, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Asia Arena, then explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park, and finally admire the striking features of San Agustin Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Ayala Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Ayala Triangle Gardens, then buy something for everyone on your list at Greenbelt Malls, then look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quiapo Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Manila is an approximately 7-hour combination of subway, flight, and bus. In December in Manila, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Makati, Pasay, Enchanted Kingdom
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Ayala Museum ©
Ayala Museum
Quiapo Church ©
Quiapo Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then wander the streets of Gion, then contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Dotonbori, see the interesting displays at Museum of Oriental Ceramics, then step into the grandiose world of Osaka Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari Taisha, and finally don't miss a visit to Nishiki Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Osaka trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Manila to Osaka by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in December, with highs in Osaka at 12°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Kyoto
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

1
day
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.
To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Osaka to Tokyo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shirakawa-mura.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Asakusa ©
Asakusa
Akihabara ©
Akihabara

3
nights
Shirakawa-mura, Japan

Shirakawa-mura ©
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Wed), indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gassho Zukuri Minka-en, steep yourself in history at Wada House, get engrossed in the history at Myozenji Temple, get to know the fascinating history of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style, then contemplate the long history of Nagase house, and finally steep yourself in history at Kanda house.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shirakawa-mura vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Tokyo to Shirakawa-mura in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or drive. Traveling from Tokyo in December, Shirakawa-mura is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Sapporo.

Things to do in Shirakawa-mura

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Komatsu, Nanto
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Gokayama ©
Gokayama
Ainokura Gassho Community ©
Ainokura Gassho Community
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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.
On the 31st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sapporo Clock Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shikotsu, see the interesting displays at Royce' Chocolate World, then admire the masterpieces at Sapporo Art Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sapporo TV Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, take a stroll through Susukino, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Moiwa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hokkaidō-jingū, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hokkaido University, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Odori Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sapporo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and train from Shirakawa-mura to Sapporo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Shirakawa-mura in December, things will get slightly colder in Sapporo: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Sapporo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Otaru, Chitose
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Odori Park ©
Odori Park
Hokkaido Jingu ©
Hokkaido Jingu

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Asian Civilisations Museum, kick back and relax at Changi Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and finally pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, take a stroll through Emerald Hill, steep yourself in history at Fort Siloso, then contemplate the long history of Baba House, then examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Singapore travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and subway from Sapporo to Singapore takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Singapore Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sapporo in January; daily highs in Singapore reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Asian Civilisations Museum ©
Asian Civilisations Museum

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