15 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

15 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belfast, United Kingdom
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  11 h
5
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Belfast, United Kingdom


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2
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.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, look for gifts at Raja's Fashions, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bangkok vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Belfast, UK to Bangkok is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Belfast in August, things will get warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 5th (Thu), get your game on at Phuket Kart, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Football Crazy Golf - Phuket, take in the exciting artwork at The Phuket Gallery, make a trip to Big Buddha Phuket, then look for gifts at Hillfiger Fashion, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jungceylon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Patong road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Patong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Shopping Spas Beaches

Side Trip

Big Buddha Phuket
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Jungceylon ©
Jungceylon
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay

3
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chiang Man and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then admire the striking features of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, then stop by Mengrai Kilns, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai vacation builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Chiang Mai takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Kyoto on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then don't miss a visit to Gion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine, and finally contemplate the long history of Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Chiang Mai to Kyoto takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jishu Shrine
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Odaiba, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, and then have some family-friendly fun at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and finally admire the masterpieces at Tokyo National Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

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