21 days in Oita, Kyoto & Bangkok Itinerary

21 days in Oita, Kyoto & Bangkok Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Yufu and Oita Kemmin no Mori. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daikanbo and Takkiri Valley. Explore Oita's surroundings by going to Mt. Okue (in Nobeoka), Taketa (Mt. Kuju & Kawauda Spring) and Beppu (Yufugawa Valley, Mt. Tsurumi, &more). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Fujigawachi Valley, stop by Angel Kimono Rental Beppu, make a trip to Takase Stone Budda, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oita trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Oita is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Toronto to Oita due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Oita at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Oita

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beppu, Taketa, Takkiri Valley, Fujigawachi Valley, Daikanbo
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kyoto: Nara (Rokuen & Nara Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Gion, step into the grandiose world of Nijo Castle, and steep yourself in history at Tofuku-ji Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner.

Getting from Oita to Kyoto by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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 Chaiwatthanaram and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Get out of town with these interesting Bangkok side-trips: Ayutthaya (Wat Maha That, Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Museum of Siam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute).

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Bangkok trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kyoto to Bangkok takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Bangkok is minus 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Kyoto in March; daily highs in Bangkok reach 40°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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