19 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

19 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  24 h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
4
Phuket Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
6
Tokyo, Japan
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  21 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
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 Tokyo Central Railway Station, Harajuku Station, Tokyo Skytree, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, wander the streets of Akihabara, pause for some photo ops at Hachiko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tokyo travel route builder tool.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Tokyo is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 13 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Juan in December: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Imperial Palace ©
Imperial Palace
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok route website.

Getting from Tokyo to Bangkok by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Bangkok is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in December, expect Bangkok to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Tours Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
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've added Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Chiang Mai, Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phan Tao, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Saen Muang Ma Luang.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bangkok in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chiang Mai, with lows of 20°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phuket Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Wat Chiang Man ©
Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

3
nights
Phuket Town, Thailand

Phuket Town ©
The economic hub of the eponymous island, Phuket Town attracted merchants from China, India, and Portugal long before it became a tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kata Beach as well as James Bond Island. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Phuket Town trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, Phuket Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Phuket Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kata Beach, James Bond Island
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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James Bond Island ©
James Bond Island
Big Buddha Phuket ©
Big Buddha Phuket
Kata Beach ©
Kata Beach

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chinatown - Bangkok, Khaosan Road, Siam Paragon, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Big Buddha Temple in Pattaya (about 1h 40 min away). Explore Bangkok further: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll around Lumpini Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bangkok online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Phuket Town to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tokyo.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Big Buddha Temple
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

1
night
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo
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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Tokyo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in January, with highs in Tokyo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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