18 days in Thailand, Japan & Oslo Itinerary

18 days in Thailand, Japan & Oslo Itinerary

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Start: Oslo, Norway
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  18 h 30 min
2
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h 45 min
6
Osaka, Japan
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Tokyo, Japan
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Oslo, Norway

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, walk around Vigeland Park, and explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oslo road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Oslo Gardermoen Airport and Sandefjord Airport, Torp. In November in Oslo, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanta Animal Welfare and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, head outdoors with Pirate Kayak Adventures, then get to know the fascinating history of Lanta Old Town, and then look for gifts at The Boss Collection.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ko Lanta trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Oslo to Ko Lanta in 19 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Oslo to Ko Lanta, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Ko Lanta is much warmer than Oslo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanta Old Town ©
Lanta Old Town

1
night
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ko Phi Phi Don online trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ko Lanta to Ko Phi Phi Don in an hour. In December in Ko Phi Phi Don, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint

1
night
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at PhraNang Cave Beach, stop by VICTORIA Fashion House, and then kick back and relax at Railay Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Krabi Town day trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Ko Phi Phi Don to Krabi Town in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach

3
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 shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), and buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Bangkok in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Bangkok, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Chatuchak Weekend Market ©
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

2
nights
Osaka, Japan

Osaka ©
Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osaka: Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nijo Castle, &more) and Todaiji Temple Cultural Center (in Nara). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan and wander the streets of Dotombori.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Osaka sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bangkok to Osaka in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Osaka is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Osaka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Todaiji Temple Cultural Center
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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nijo Castle ©
Nijo Castle

4
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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tokyo road trip planning app.

Getting from Osaka to Tokyo by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Tokyo are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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