60 days in Japan, Taiwan & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Japan, Taiwan & Vietnam Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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Ishigaki, Japan
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Da Lat, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Duong Dong, Vietnam
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Tokyo, Japan

— 6 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.
Shop till you drop at Ginza and Art Jeunesse Akihabara. Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Yokohama Disaster Risk Reduction Learning Center & Joinus Terrace Futamatagawa). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, wander the streets of Takeshita Street, make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and stop by Stockplus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo vacation maker site.

Billum, Denmark to Tokyo is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 8 hours. In April, Tokyo is a bit warmer than Billum - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Classes

Side Trip

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.
Head to Nishiki Market Shopping District and Imperial Hotel Plaza Osakafor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Kyoto side-trips: Minami (Namba) (in Namba), Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) and Dotombori District (in Dotombori). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, wander the streets of Gion, browse for treasures at Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura, and contemplate the long history of Sanjusangendo Temple.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyoto journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Kyoto, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Ishigaki.

Things to do in Kyoto

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ishigaki, Japan

— 5 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.
Head to Ibaruma Farm Fruits Chokubaijo and 730 COURTfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Prime Scuba Ishigaki Diving Center - Day Tour and Nosoko Mape. Go for a jaunt from Ishigaki to Iriomote-jima to see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Nei Museum of Art, hike along Nosoko Forest Road, see the vivid underwater world at Kabira Ishizaki Manta Scramble, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yonehara Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki visit website.

Getting from Kyoto to Ishigaki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In April, Ishigaki is somewhat warmer than Kyoto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Taipei.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Taipei, Taiwan

— 8 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.
Visiting Yangmingshan National Park and Dan Lan Trail will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and ASE WeMall. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli), YOLO Taiwan (in Dayuan) and Ruifang (Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, look for gifts at Wang Rui Zhen Tea House, and browse the fresh offerings at Hope Farmers' Market.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Taipei in 3 hours. Traveling from Ishigaki to Taipei, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Taipei, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 6 nights
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Rubin Cloth Shop and Cotic. Escape the urban bustle at The Marble Mountains and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in Da Nang (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Ly Ly Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hoi An day trip planner.

You can fly from Taipei to Hoi An in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Hoi An is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Taipei in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Hoi An: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Tours · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Bai Tu Long Bay. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Sung Sot Cave.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Halong Bay travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Hoi An to Halong Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Da Lat.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Da Lat, Vietnam

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Flowers

While often referred to as "City of a Thousand Flowers," "City of a Thousand Pines," and "City of a Thousand Palms," you'd be right in thinking that numbers far greater than a thousand have given Da Lat its reputation as a fertile agricultural heartland.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Shop till you drop at Dalat Market and XQ Vietnam. It doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and get outside with Pine Track Adventures.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Da Lat trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Halong Bay to Da Lat takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Da Lat

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Far East

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Head to Ben Thanh Market and Van Hanh Mallfor plenty of shopping. On the 14th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi, and take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Duong Dong.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Duong Dong, Vietnam

— 7 nights
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at From Vietnam Fair Trade & Gift Shop and Floating Village Rach Vem. Get outdoors at Phu Quoc Jeep Tour and Archipelago Anthoy. Step out of Duong Dong to go to An Thoi and see Bai Tắm Sao, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Ong Lang Beach, indulge your taste buds at Beer Fridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ho Quoc Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Duong Dong trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Duong Dong in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

— 3 nights
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Get in touch with nature at Phong Nha Caves and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hanoi.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 6 nights
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 29th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 54 Traditions Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, see Off-Road Tours, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanoi day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
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.

Vietnam travel guide

4.3
Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.