15 days in Tokyo, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

15 days in Tokyo, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

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15 days in Tokyo, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
2
Patong, Thailand
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: New York City, United States

6
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've added Edo-Tokyo Museum, Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, JAPANiCAN - Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and Sushi Workshop, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Odaiba, admire the striking features of Tokyo Central Railway Station, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ueno Zoo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Asakusa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tokyo journey planner .

New York City, USA to Tokyo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tokyo is 14 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Tokyo to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Patong.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Odaiba ©
Odaiba

5
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Villa Patong Motorbikes Rental as well as Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket Offices. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bangla Road, get your game on at Phuket Kart, hit the bull's-eye at Game Space Laser Battle, and kick back and relax at Freedom Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Patong trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tokyo to Patong takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Patong at 88°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Karon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Spas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then browse the different shops at Siam Paragon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), then shop like a local with Khaosan Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally explore the ancient world of Wat Pho.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Patong to Bangkok in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

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