22 days in Japan, Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Japan, Vietnam & Thailand Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Patong, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Tokyo, Japan

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Hozomon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mori Art Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Suntory Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Fire Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Atago Shrine, and finally kick back and relax at Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning site.

Bogota, Colombia to Tokyo is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect Tokyo to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

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Kyoto, Japan

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gion and Pontocho District. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sannenzaka Ninenzaka. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kennin-ji Temple and steep yourself in history at Ishibe Alley.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
You'll get in some beach time at My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thermal Spas. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Hoi An takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kyoto to Hoi An. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect Hoi An to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Bangkok, Thailand

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then make a trip to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace and then steep yourself in history at The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bangkok attractions tool.

Fly from Hoi An to Bangkok in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hoi An in March, with highs in Bangkok at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

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Patong, Thailand

— 3 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get outdoors at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices and Green Elephant Sanctuary Park. You'll get in some beach time at Yanui Beach and Patong Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Patong side-trips: Napas Art Gallery (in Choeng Thale) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Rawai). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Banana Beach and look for gifts at Mala Collection.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Patong trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bangkok to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Patong when traveling from Bangkok in March, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 2 nights

Rose of the North

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 25th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Care & Grand Canyon Jumping, and then stop by Ambassador Fashions.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Patong to Chiang Mai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Patong in March, Chiang Mai is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Spas
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Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and Hoa Lo Prison. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Quan Lan Beach, and explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanoi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Hanoi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

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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.

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

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.