20 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

20 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Oklahoma City, United States
Fly:  18 h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  31 h
End: Oklahoma City, United States

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey planning app.

Oklahoma City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in March, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Heian Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and finally take a stroll through Gion.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planning tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chiang Mai Zoo and Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai. Step out of Chiang Mai to go to Mae Wang and see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, enjoy breathtaking views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai road trip app.

Getting from Kyoto to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect Chiang Mai to be much warmer, temps between 97°F and 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chiang Mai Zoo ©
Chiang Mai Zoo
Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai ©
Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai

5
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 enjoy SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Woodland Muangmai. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bangkok driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, Bangkok is a bit warmer at night with lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Woodland Muangmai
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World ©
SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World
Safari World ©
Safari World

4
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Phuket Town is known for historic sites, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Big Buddha Phuket, stroll through Monkey Hill, take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Phuket Town holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bangkok to Phuket Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in March, expect little chillier with lows of 74°F in Phuket Town. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dirtbike Safari Training Camp Phuket ©
Dirtbike Safari Training Camp Phuket
Workout Club Thailand ©
Workout Club Thailand

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