60 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Bophut, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
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Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 5 nights
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Ferry to Phuket Bang Rong Pier, Drive to Thalang Temple, Fly to Chiang Mai
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 6 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wat Bowonniwet Vihara and Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat). Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Wat Pho. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

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San Antonio, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Antonio to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 1 night

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sai Daeng Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Koh Tao trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Bangkok, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Koh Tao, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

— 6 nights
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bottle Beach and Leela Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thong Nai Pan Noi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Khao Tham, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan takes 2 hours. In March in Ko Pha Ngan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wat Plai Laem and Island Gem Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu beach, look for gifts at Boss International Suits, make a trip to Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, and cool off at High Park Samui.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Bophut road trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in March, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Patong.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Patong, Thailand

— 6 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yanui Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Patong with an excursion to Phuket 3D Museum in Talat Yai--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chalong Bay Rum Distillery, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Patong road trip planning app.

Fly from Bophut to Patong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 74°F in Patong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

Krabi Town, Thailand

— 4 nights
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aonang Elephant Sanctuary and Motorbike Rental Krabi. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, look for gifts at A.K Fashion, see some colorful creatures with Stingray Divers, and head outdoors with The Rock Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town visit planner.

You can take a shuttle from Patong to Krabi Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in March, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

— 5 nights
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and Loh Moo Dee Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, head off the coast to Mosquito Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ao Ton Sai, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ko Phi Phi Don route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 2:

Ko Lanta, Thailand

— 6 nights
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanta Animal Welfare and Khlong Dao Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Thung Yee Pheng Mangrove Forest, see what you can catch with Rainbow Lanta Travel and Tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lanta Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ko Lanta trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 8:

Chiang Mai, Thailand

— 6 nights

Rose of the North

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 discover tucked-away gems like Wat Phra That Doi Kham (Temple of the Golden Mountain) and Siam Rice Thai Cookery School. Get some cultural insight at Wat Phan Tao and Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chet Lin, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Ambassador Fashions.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Ko Lanta to Chiang Mai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In April in Chiang Mai, expect temperatures between 99°F during the day and 75°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Hiroshima.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Explore hidden gems such as Itsukushima Shrine and Peace Flame. Step out of Hiroshima with an excursion to Daishoin Temple in Hatsukaichi--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kamiyacho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chiang Mai to Hiroshima takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chiang Mai to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chiang Mai in April: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 67°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Yasaka Shrine. Explore hidden gems such as Pontocho District and Toji. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, expand your horizons at Ninja Dojo and Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodai-ji Temple, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kyoto online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Kyoto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Kyoto are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ueno District and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odaiba District and Yanaka District. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asakusa Shrine, wander the streets of Akihabara, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and stroll around Kitanomaru Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Tokyo, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

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.