60 days in Hong Kong, Taiwan & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Hong Kong, Taiwan & Japan Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 8 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 7 nights
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Ishigaki, Japan
— 6 nights
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Nagasaki, Japan
— 2 nights
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
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Himeji, Japan
— 1 night
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Osaka, Japan
— 5 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kanazawa, Japan
— 5 nights
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Matsumoto, Japan
— 5 nights
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Hakone-machi, Japan
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China

— 8 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hong Kong road trip app.

Helsinki, Finland to Hong Kong is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Hong Kong is 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Taipei, Taiwan

— 7 nights

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: YOLO Taiwan (in Dayuan), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and take a stroll through Ximending.

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Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Taipei takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Ishigaki, Japan

— 6 nights
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.
Step out of Ishigaki with an excursion to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Iriomote-jima--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: head into the lower depths with Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, stroll around Banna Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kabira Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ishigaki road trip tool.

Getting from Taipei to Ishigaki by flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Taipei to Ishigaki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Ishigaki can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Nagasaki.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nagasaki, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

The hilly port city of Nagasaki has become known internationally as one of the two Japanese cities to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the close of World War II. This history, of course, remains important to the city, its inhabitants, and to the wider world, and should not be forgotten.
On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing, walk around Nagasaki Peace Park, take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, see the interesting displays at Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, then admire the natural beauty at Glover Garden, and finally examine the collection at Dejima. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): kick back and relax at Takahama Beach, head off the coast to Hashima Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Inasa, then take an in-depth tour of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Church Hongouchi.

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You can fly from Ishigaki to Nagasaki in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki in October, things will get little chillier in Nagasaki: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Nagasaki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, then take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Itsukushima Shrine, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Himeji.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Himeji, Japan

— 1 night
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then steep yourself in history at Himeji Castle, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoneda Taishiji Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Himeji trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Himeji in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Himeji, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a train to Osaka.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Osaka, Japan

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (in Kobe), Koya-cho (Koyasan Okunoin, Mt. Koya, &more) and Nara (Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, Kofuku-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan, take a stroll through Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Street, make a trip to Kuromon Market, and examine the collection at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osaka itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Himeji to Osaka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Himeji in October since evenings lows in Osaka dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kyoto to Nara to see Todai-ji Temple about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Arashiyama, get outside with Street Kart Kyoto, and steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kyoto tour planning site.

You can take a train from Osaka to Kyoto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kanazawa, Japan

— 5 nights
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanazawa: Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, &more), Yamafuji Vineyard & Horizon Winery (in Toyama) and Komatsu (Natadera Temple, Aratama Valley, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Kenrokuen Garden, don't miss a visit to Omicho Market, kick back and relax at Gongenmori Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kenrokuen Kasumiga-ike Pond.

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You can drive from Kyoto to Kanazawa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Matsumoto.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Matsumoto, Japan

— 5 nights
A castle town, Matsumoto possesses one of the best-preserved feudal structures in the country, and maintains its historical attractions and traditions while simultaneously exuding a modern, cosmopolitan charm.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagano (Zenko-ji Temple & Snow Monkey Resorts), Takayama (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama Jinya, &more) and Azumino (Mt. Nagamine & Horigane Bussan Center). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Matsumoto Castle, head outdoors with Karasawa Carl, take in the awesome beauty at Hotaka Mountain Range, and take a peaceful walk through Tashiro Shitsugen.

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You can take a train from Kanazawa to Matsumoto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kanazawa in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Matsumoto: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Hakone-machi.

Things to do in Matsumoto

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hakone-machi, Japan

— 5 nights
Sitting at the foot of Mount Fuji, Hakone-machi has become a popular retreat from Tokyo for locals and tourists alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hakone-machi: Fujiyoshida (Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, Nishiura, &more), Tree Cross Adventure Atsugi Nanasawa (in Atsugi) and Baird Brewery Gardens Shusenji (in Izu). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Fuji, explore the world behind art at Narukawa Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kawaguchi, and get the adrenaline pumping with Fun2Drive.

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Drive from Matsumoto to Hakone-machi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hakone-machi when traveling from Matsumoto in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tokyo.

Things to do in Hakone-machi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan

— 7 nights
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.
Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and make a trip to Tokyo National Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tokyo road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Hakone-machi to Tokyo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Hakone-machi in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Tokyo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.