25 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

25 days in Thailand & Japan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 1 night
2
Bophut, Thailand
— 5 nights
3
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 4 nights
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
5
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
6
Karon, Thailand
— 2 nights
7
Khao Lak, Thailand
— 4 nights
8
Ishigaki, Japan
— 5 nights


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1
night
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
On the 23rd (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Haad Rin, enjoy the sand and surf at Bottle Beach, and then stroll through Thong Nai Pan Noi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ko Pha Ngan holiday planning app.

Bangkok to Ko Pha Ngan is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. August in Ko Pha Ngan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Bophut.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

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

5
nights
Bophut, Thailand

Rocky cliffs and sandy bays draw visitors looking for a action along the coastal area in Bophut, where diving and snorkeling opportunitys abound.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Samui Elephant Sanctuary and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Bophut with an excursion to Nathon Pier in Ang Thong--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: push the limits with X-Quad Samui ATV Tour, stop by Classic International Suits, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Plai Laem, and relax and rejuvenate at Tamarind Springs Forest Spa.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bophut trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ko Pha Ngan to Bophut takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Bophut

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ko Samui, Nathon Pier, Maenam Beach
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 29:
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Food Tours
Wat Plai Laem ©
Wat Plai Laem
Samui Elephant Sanctuary ©
Samui Elephant Sanctuary

4
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thalassa Tour and Massage Corner. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Ko Hong, look for gifts at De' MARCO Fashions, take a memorable tour with Krabi Rock Climbing, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea).

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Krabi Town online attractions planner.

Getting from Bophut to Krabi Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bophut in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Krabi Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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Bamboo Island ©
Bamboo Island
Railay View Point ©
Railay View Point
Massage Corner ©
Massage Corner

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then make a trip to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ko Phi Phi Don travel tool.

You can ride a ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Phi Phi Don in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ko Phi Phi Don are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Shark Diving
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kantiang Bay, then stroll through Lanta Animal Welfare, and then kick back and relax at Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ko Lanta trip itinerary maker app.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Lanta in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ko Lanta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Karon.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Kantiang Bay ©
Kantiang Bay

2
nights
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
On the 6th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and then get great views at Karon View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong), then take some stellar pictures from Promthep Cape, then get great views at Nai Harn Beach, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Siam Safari.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Karon itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ko Lanta to Karon in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Karon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Khao Lak.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Rawai, Banana Beach
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:
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Spas
Karon View Point ©
Karon View Point
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach

4
nights
Khao Lak, Thailand

Khao Lak ©
A tropical adventure in Khao Lak, a cluster of villages on the west coast of Thailand's main peninsula, ensures tourists have plenty of time for basking on beaches boasting a serene and secluded ambience.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phang Nga Elephant Park and River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Khaolak Vista Tours and Travel, admire the sheer force of Sai Rung Waterfall, look and learn at Royal Thai Navy Third Fleet Turtle Nursery, and kick back and relax at White Sand Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Khao Lak day trip planning website.

You can drive from Karon to Khao Lak in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Khao Lak are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Khao Lak

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sai Rung Waterfall, Phang Nga Elephant Park
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Ishigaki, Japan

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Kondoi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ishigaki side-trips: Kohama-jima (Kohama Island Information Center, Tumal Beach, &more), Kuro-shima (Nishinohama, Fuki Beach, &more) and Hama Island (in Taketomi-jima). Spend 14th (Mon) immersed in the deep blue with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach, head outdoors with Cape Hirakubozaki, contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ishigaki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Khao Lak to Ishigaki takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Japan Standard Time is 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ishigaki are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kohama-jima, Kuro-shima, Kondoi Beach, Hama Island, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour ©

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