35 days in Thailand, Tokyo & Beijing Itinerary

35 days in Thailand, Tokyo & Beijing Itinerary

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Start: Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
— 10 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
Beijing, China
— 9 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
6
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
8
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Beijing, China

10
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 now added STREET KART Shinagawa to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Lake Kawaguchi (in Fujikawaguchiko-machi), Hakone-machi (The Hakone Open-Air Museum & Lake Ashi (Ashinoko)) and Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Kōtoku-in, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Ginza, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport and Hyakuri Airport. In September, daytime highs in Tokyo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Beijing.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Urayasu, Lake Kawaguchi, Ghibli Museum Mitaka
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo National Museum ©
Tokyo National Museum

9
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Beijing in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tokyo in September since evenings lows in Beijing dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally visit Khaosan Road. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lumpini Park, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Bangkok in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Bangkok. Traveling from Beijing in September, expect Bangkok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
On the 1st (Thu), view the masterpieces at The Phuket Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Patong Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Bangla Road, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Karon Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Game Space Laser Battle, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Patong trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Big Buddha Phuket, Karon Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Ton Sai, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Loh Dalum Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Viking Cave, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, thenstroll through Ko Bida Nok, and finally don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ko Phi Phi Don online journey maker.

Traveling by ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 3 hours. In October in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Dao Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by De' MARCO Fashions, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Railay Beach, and then head off the coast to Poda Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Krabi Town trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Krabi Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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De' MARCO Fashions ©
De' MARCO Fashions
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

2
nights
Koh Tao, Thailand

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 7th (Wed): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then head off the coast to Koh Nang Yuan. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Koh Tao holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Krabi Town to Koh Tao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Koh Tao are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Koh Nang Yuan ©
Koh Nang Yuan

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 9th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salad Beach, thenkick back and relax at Thong Nai Pan Noi, and then kick back and relax at Bottle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ko Pha Ngan trip itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Koh Tao to Ko Pha Ngan in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Thong Nai Pan Noi ©
Thong Nai Pan Noi

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 11th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phra Singh, thendelve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phan Tao. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chiang Man, stop by Metal Studio Jewelry Chaing Mai, thentake in panoramic vistas at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chiang Mai trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ko Pha Ngan to Chiang Mai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ko Pha Ngan in October, Chiang Mai is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Walking tours
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

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