15 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

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Start: Cologne, Germany
+4
Train + Fly + Bus + Taxi + Ferry:  19 h 30 min
1
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Drive + Bus + Fly + Bus:  2 h
3
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  10 h
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Kumano, Japan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Ise, Japan
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  19 h
End: Cologne, Germany


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3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laem Tong Bay and Viking Cave. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ko Phi Phi Le. Go for a jaunt from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ao Nang to see Bamboo Island about 2h 30 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don trip site.

Cologne, Germany to Ko Phi Phi Don is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Cologne to Ko Phi Phi Don, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cologne in August: high temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Bamboo Island
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Escape the urban bustle at Kantiang Bay and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step off the beaten path and head to Lanta Klong Nin Beach and Ko Rok Nok. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Khlong Dao Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare, head off the coast to Koh Rok Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta day trip planning site.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Ko Rok Nok ©
Ko Rok Nok

2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Choeng Mon Beach, and then visit Fisherman’s Village.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bophut trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Ko Lanta to Bophut in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Lanta in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bophut, with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Bophut to Kyoto takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Bophut to Kyoto, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
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 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Osaka City Central Hall and then wander the streets of Dotombori.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Osaka day trip planner.

Osaka is just a stone's throw from Kyoto. In August in Osaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kumano.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Dotombori ©
Dotombori
Osaka City Central Hall ©
Osaka City Central Hall

1
night
Kumano, Japan

Kumano
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ruins of Akagi Castle, get great views at Matsumoto Toge, and then explore the activities along Tategasaki.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kumano day trip planning site.

Getting from Osaka to Kumano by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Osaka in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kumano: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kumano

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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1
night
Ise, Japan

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Okage Yokocho.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ise, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kumano to Ise by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 32°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

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