20 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

20 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

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20 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
train + 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 Metropolitan Government Buildings. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo Disneyland, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sensō-ji.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online holiday planner .

Oklahoma City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Tokyo, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokyo, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Heian Shrine, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and finally wander the streets of Gion.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planner .

You can take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chiang Mai Zoo and Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai. Explore Chiang Mai's surroundings by going to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep) and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community (in Mae Wang). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, have some family-friendly fun at Chiangmai Speedkart, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Chiang Mai trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Chiang Mai takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kyoto to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kyoto in March, expect Chiang Mai to be 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

Wildlife Parks 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
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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 appreciate attractions like SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World and Safari World. Step out of Bangkok to go to Nakhon Chai Si and see Woodland Muangmai, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, stroll around Lumpini Park, admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Khao San Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, 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

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

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, shopping, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, don't miss a visit to Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), get outside with Outdoor Activities, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Phuket Town online vacation maker .

Getting from Bangkok to Phuket Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Phuket Town, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phuket Town

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

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