22 days in Japan, Singapore & Thailand Itinerary

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Kyoto, Japan
— 4 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly to Phuket, Bus to Patong
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Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Bus to Phuket, Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Bangkok
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Kyoto, Japan — 4 nights

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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, go for a walk through Arashiyama, take a stroll through Gion, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Kyoto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. In May, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Tokyo.
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Tokyo, Japan — 3 nights

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.
Tokyo is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Tokyo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Singapore.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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Singapore, Singapore — 4 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road, stop by Chinatown, and contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Singapore road trip app.

Getting from Tokyo to Singapore by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, Singapore is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 91°F and lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Patong, Thailand — 2 nights

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Singapore to Patong in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Koh Tao.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Koh Tao, Thailand — 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koh Tao driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Patong to Koh Tao in 7 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Patong in June since evenings lows in Koh Tao dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Wat Pho, contemplate the waterfront views at Chao Phraya River, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or ride a ferry. June in Bangkok sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Japan travel guide

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Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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Thailand travel guide

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Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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