18 days in Thailand, Japan & Oslo Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, Japan & Oslo Itinerary

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18 days in Thailand, Japan & Oslo Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  18​h 30​min
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Oslo, Norway

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and stroll around Vigelandsparken.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Oslo sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major airports are Oslo Gardermoen Airport and Sandefjord Airport, Torp. In November, daytime highs in Oslo are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures, then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and then stop by The Boss Collection.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ko Lanta online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Oslo to Ko Lanta in 18.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Ko Lanta is 6 hours. Traveling from Oslo in December, expect Ko Lanta to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Boss Collection ©
The Boss Collection

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Maya Bay, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary builder site .

Ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ko Phi Phi Don can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, then stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Krabi Town trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. December in Krabi Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, and don't miss a visit to Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bangkok travel route builder tool .

Getting from Krabi Town to Bangkok by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Bangkok sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Osaka side-trips: Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (in Nara), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (in Fushimi) and Nijo Castle (in Nakagyo). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, wander the streets of Dotonbori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan.

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Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Osaka takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Osaka. In December, Osaka is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sensō-ji.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tokyo trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

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