15 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

15 days in Japan & Thailand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 3 nights
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 4 nights
3
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
4
Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
5
Osaka, Japan
— 1 night
6
Kumano, Japan
— 1 night
7
Ise, Japan
— 1 night


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3
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laem Tong Bay and Viking Cave. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bamboo Island. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don tour site.

Cologne, Germany to Ko Phi Phi Don is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October, Ko Phi Phi Don is much hotter than Cologne - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bamboo Island
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Laem Tong Bay ©
Laem Tong Bay
Viking Cave ©
Viking Cave
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Explore hidden gems such as Kantiang Bay and Khlong Dao Beach. Get in touch with nature at Ko Rok Nok and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lanta Klong Nin Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and step off the mainland to explore Koh Rok Island.

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Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay
Lanta Klong Nin Beach ©
Lanta Klong Nin Beach
Ko Rok Nok ©
Ko Rok Nok

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nights
Bophut, Thailand

Bophut
Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Big Buddha, kick back and relax at Choeng Mon Beach, and then stop by Fisherman’s Village.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bophut trip maker tool.

Fly from Ko Lanta to Bophut in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. October in Bophut sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Bophut

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Choeng Mon Beach
Choeng Mon Beach
Fisherman’s Village ©
Fisherman’s Village
Big Buddha ©
Big Buddha

1
night
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto ©
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 14th (Wed), make a trip to Nijo Castle and then contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyoto trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bophut to Kyoto takes 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bophut to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bophut in October; daily highs in Kyoto reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

1
night
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
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.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Osaka City Central Hall and then take a stroll through Dotombori District.

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Getting from Kyoto to Osaka by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Osaka sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kumano.

Things to do in Osaka

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Dotombori District ©
Dotombori District
Osaka City Central Hall ©
Osaka City Central Hall

1
night
Kumano, Japan

Kumano
On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Ruins of Akagi Castle, take some stellar pictures from Matsumoto Toge, and then explore the activities along Tategasaki.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kumano trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kumano takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Osaka in October, Kumano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ise.

Things to do in Kumano

Nature Parks Historic Sites

1
night
Ise, Japan

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Okage Yokocho.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ise visit planner.

Drive from Kumano to Ise in 2 hours. While traveling from Kumano, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ise, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

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