21 days in Oita, Kyoto & Bangkok Itinerary

21 days in Oita, Kyoto & Bangkok Itinerary

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21 days in Oita, Kyoto & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Oita, Japan
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

5
nights
Oita, Japan

Oita ©
The gateway to a wealth of dynamic landscapes and some of the country's most atmospheric religious and cultural sites, Oita, in touristic terms, acts primarily as a transport hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fujigawachi Valley and Mt. Tsurumi. Step out of the city life by going to Oita Kemmin no Mori and Daikanbo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oita: Takkiri Valley (in Usa), Taketa (Mt. Kuju & Kawauda Spring) and Beppu (Yufugawa Valley, Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, & more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Yufu, make a trip to Takase Stone Budda, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Oita road trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Oita is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Oita is 14 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get a bit warmer in Oita: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Oita

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beppu, Taketa, Mt. Okue, Takkiri Valley, Fujigawachi Valley
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Mt. Tsurumi ©
Mt. Tsurumi
Mt. Yufu ©
Mt. Yufu
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo

5
nights
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.
Let the collections at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan and Forever Museum of Contemporary Art capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monkey Park Iwatayama and Toji. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Rokuen, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, and contemplate the long history of Yasaka Shrine.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Oita to Kyoto by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Kyoto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Nara
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Mahathat and Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jim Thompson House and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Ayutthaya Ruins, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, take a stroll through Chinatown - Bangkok, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and don't miss a visit to Wat Pho.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Bangkok in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kyoto to Bangkok, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in March; daily highs in Bangkok reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Mahathat ©
Wat Mahathat

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