14 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

14 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangkok trip planning site.

Porto, Portugal to Bangkok is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Bangkok is 7 hours. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Bangkok are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edo-Tokyo Museum and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan. Do your shopping at Ginza and Asakusa. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Odaiba District, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Shibuya Crossing.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Tokyo takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. In August in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Kyoto, Japan

— 2 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.
On the next day, hunt for treasures at Nishiki Market Shopping District, then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then steep yourself in history at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kyoto are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bophut.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Bophut, Thailand

— 4 nights
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Noi Beach. Step out of Bophut with an excursion to The Source Herbal Detox Retreat in Lamai Beach--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Maenam Beach, make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, look for gifts at Classic International Suits, and stroll through Lamai Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bophut online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Bophut takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August in Bophut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.

Ko Samui travel guide

3.8
Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
Coconut Island
Known for its outstanding natural beauty, the island of Ko Samui lies some 700 km (430 mi) south of Bangkok and features a palm-fringed coastline and hillsides shrouded in virgin rainforest. Take a trip to Ko Samui to discover a heaven for kayakers, snorkelers, and nature lovers of all ages. Together with about 60 other islands, Ko Samui is part of a sprawling marine national park sheltering a diverse wildlife that includes fish, frogs, otters, dolphins, monkeys, bats, turtles, iguanas, cobras, and hogs. Although you can tour Ko Samui's developed beaches in a few hours by car or motorcycle, the island is still large enough for serious adventures in the wild.