17 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

17 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

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17 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly + Train:  14​h 15​min
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Konohana (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take a stroll through Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyoto online trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco, USA to Kyoto is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Kyoto, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Kyoto: highs are around 81°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

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Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

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Universal Studios Japan
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Universal Studios Japan ©
Universal Studios Japan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Tokyo Sea Life Park, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tokyo travel planner.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Bangkok.

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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Safari World. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and look for gifts at Rajawongse Clothier.

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Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Bangkok takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Safari World ©
Safari World

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, make a trip to Bangla Road, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bangkok to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Karon Beach
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

1
night
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by G.G Armani collection, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the ancient world of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Spas & Wellness

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