22 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

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Fly to Phuket, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Fly to Bophut
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Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 5 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 3 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Explore hidden gems such as ProFun Divers and Loh Moo Dee Beach. Get outdoors at Laem Tong Bay and Long Beach. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Baan Sabai Thai Massage Koh Phi Phi.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Phi Phi Don sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Ko Phi Phi Don is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Ko Phi Phi Don is 7 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Ko Phi Phi Don: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 4 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Eco Art Village and Lanta Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Rainbow Lanta Travel and Tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nui Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta online vacation builder.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In July in Ko Lanta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Bophut, Thailand

— 2 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
On the 15th (Fri), play a few rounds at Koh Samui Golf Academy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malibu beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bophut trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Ko Lanta to Bophut in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Lanta in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in Bophut. You will leave for Kyoto on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Koryu-ji Temple and Entoku-in are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Tadasu No Mori Grove and Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Myoshinji Temple, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take a stroll through Shinbashi Dori, and steep yourself in history at Genkoan.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kyoto trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Kyoto takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Osaka, Japan

— 3 nights
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kitashinchi and Thermal Spas. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, look for gifts at Kimono Photo Studio Wasabi Osaka, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Osaka online visit planner.

Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Osaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Tokyo, Japan

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine and Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Old Town area in Sawara, Katori and Fire Museum. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Yokohama Museum of Art in Minatomirai--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Yamatane Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Hozomon, don't miss a visit to Kyu Iwasakitei Teien, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Osaka to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Tokyo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Thailand travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.