22 days in Thailand, Japan & Egypt Itinerary

22 days in Thailand, Japan & Egypt Itinerary

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22 days in Thailand, Japan & Egypt Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  24​h
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  11​h
3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 45​min
4
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
6
Cairo, Egypt
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

3
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.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, take a stroll through Odaiba, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip builder site .

Bogota, Colombia to Tokyo is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Bogota to Tokyo. When traveling from Bogota in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tokyo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower

3
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.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, classes, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, go for a walk through Arashiyama, and don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip planner .

Getting from Tokyo to Kyoto by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Get out of town with these interesting Chiang Mai side-trips: Doi Inthanon (in Doi Inthanon National Park) and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (in Doi Suthep). Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Chiang Mai trip planner .

Getting from Kyoto to Chiang Mai by combination of train and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Kyoto to Chiang Mai, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Kyoto in November: high temperatures in Chiang Mai hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Doi Inthanon, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi Don ©
Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Ko Phi Phi Don is known for nature, wildlife, adventure, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Laem Tong Bay, Head underground at Ko Phi Phi Le, and stroll through Long Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ko Phi Phi Don tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Chiang Mai to Ko Phi Phi Don in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or take a bus. In November in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Maya Bay ©
Maya Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

2
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.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, nightlife, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, hunt for treasures at Chatuchak Weekend Market, and step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bangkok are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
nights
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairo trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Bangkok to Cairo in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bangkok in November, with highs in Cairo at 29°C and lows at 19°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Great Sphinx ©
Great Sphinx

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