17 days in Bangkok & Tokyo Itinerary

17 days in Bangkok & Tokyo Itinerary

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17 days in Bangkok & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newark, United States

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wat Pho and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grand Palace and Wat Phanan Choeng. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Bang Saen Beach (in Chonburi), Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon & Wat Chaiwatthanaram) and Wat Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom). Spend the 10th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), stop by Rajawongse Clothier, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and make a trip to Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat).

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok online trip builder .

Newark, USA to Bangkok is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Bangkok at 87°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Bang Saen Beach, Wat Phra Pathom Chedi
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

7
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.
Visiting Odaiba Kaihin Koen (Odaiba Seaside Park) and Pola Museum of Art will get you outdoors. Odaiba and Yanaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Fuji), Hikawa Shrine (in Omiya) and Samukawa Shrine (in Samukawa-machi). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Asakusa Shrine, make a trip to Nezu Shrine, wander the streets of Ueno, and steep yourself in history at Kencho-ji Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo online itinerary planner .

Fly from Bangkok to Tokyo in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Tokyo is 2 hours. In December, Tokyo is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 54°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamakura, Kinomiya Shrine, Kashima Jingu, Mitsumine Shrine, Samukawa Shrine
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Yanaka ©
Yanaka
Nezu Shrine ©
Nezu Shrine
Kencho-ji Temple
Kencho-ji Temple

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