22 days in Japan, China & Thailand Itinerary

22 days in Japan, China & Thailand Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Tokyo, Japan

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.
On the 15th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, then admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, then indulge in some personalized pampering at ARONA SPA, and finally don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stop by Akihabara, get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, then make an unforgettable trip to Tokyo DisneySea, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Narita International Airport, Ibaraki Airport / JASDF Hyakuri Air Base and Yokota Air Base. In June, daytime highs in Tokyo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple, steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then make a trip to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ginkakuji Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kyoto visit planning tool.

Take a train from Tokyo to Kyoto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites

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Shanghai, China

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and then shop like a local with Former French Concession.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Shanghai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyoto to Shanghai is minus 1 hour. June in Shanghai sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Beijing, China

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: stroll through Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, admire the landmark architecture of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip maker.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangkok: Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden (in Na Chom Thian), The Museum of Buddhist Art Nongprue (in Bang Lamung) and Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration), Wat Maha That, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, and explore the world behind art at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC).

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Beijing to Bangkok by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beijing to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bangkok when traveling from Beijing in June, with lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Japan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Thailand travel guide

3.8
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.