22 days in Japan, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Japan, Philippines & Thailand Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
Train
2
Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
+2
Train to Hakata, Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 1 night
+2
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to San Vicente, Taxi to El Nido
4
El Nido, Philippines
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry to Coron, Fly to Krabi, Ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry to Ao Nang, Fly to Koh Samui
6
Bophut, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry
7
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Suvarnabhumi
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham

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Kyoto, Japan

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 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji and take an in-depth tour of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kyoto route planner.

Birmingham, UK to Kyoto is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Birmingham to Kyoto due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in August; daily highs in Kyoto reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Kyoto

Highlights from your trip
Nijo Castle ©
Must see
Nijo Castle
4.3

2
nights
Hiroshima, Japan

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Miyajima, steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hiroshima day trip planning app.

Take a train from Kyoto to Hiroshima in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome
4.7
Itsukushima Shrine ©
World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine
4.7

1
night
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, kick back and relax at Diniwid Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ilig Iligan Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boracay online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry from Hiroshima to Boracay in 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hiroshima to Boracay is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
White Beach ©
Beach
White Beach
4.3

3
nights
El Nido, Philippines

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Get outdoors at Las Cabanas Beach and Hidden Beach. Visit Seven Commando Beach and Nacpan Beach for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to El Nido takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Hidden Beach
Must see
Hidden Beach
4.5
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Must see
Las Cabanas Beach
4.3

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ko Phi Phi Le and then take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don trip itinerary builder.

Getting from El Nido to Ko Phi Phi Don by combination of ferry and flight takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Nido to Ko Phi Phi Don due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Viking Cave ©
Geologic Formation
Viking Cave
2.6

2
nights
Bophut, Thailand

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 15th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and then stop by Classic International Suits. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Chaweng Beach, stroll through Samui Elephant Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Maenam Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bophut journey planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bophut takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in August, Bophut is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Bophut

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Wat Plai Laem ©
Must see
Wat Plai Laem
4.6
Maenam Beach ©
Must see
Maenam Beach
4.3

3
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Relax by the water at Bottle Beach and Thong Nai Pan Noi. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Haad Yuan Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Salad Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan holiday planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Bophut to Ko Pha Ngan takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Ko Pha Ngan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Salad Beach
Must see
Salad Beach
4.2
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Must see
Thong Nai Pan Noi
4.6
Bottle Beach ©
Must see
Bottle Beach
4.1

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Shop till you drop at Chatuchak Weekend Market and Tom's Fashion. Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Jim Thompson House. Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That & Historic City of Ayutthaya) and Big Buddha Temple (in Pattaya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Nak Prok, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Bangkok are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Grand Palace ©
Must see
The Grand Palace
4.1
Wat Pho ©
Must see
Wat Pho
4.6

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