60 days in Taiwan, Hong Kong & Vietnam Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan, Hong Kong & Vietnam Itinerary

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Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Hsinchu, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Hualien, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Tainan, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 3 nights
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 6 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Tay Ninh, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 4 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Taipei, Taiwan

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Palace Museum and Wulai. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lungshan Temple and Songshan Ciyou Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Jiaoxi (Jiaosi Hot Spring & Wufengchi Waterfall), Qingren Trail (in Wulai) and Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)). There's lots more to do: stop by Ximending, see the interesting displays at Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, explore the activities along Menghuan Lake, and contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip itinerary builder.

Naha, Japan to Taipei is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Naha to Taipei, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Hsinchu, Taiwan

— 4 nights

Windy City

On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
Head to Big City and Xi Chun Xiangfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Military Villages Museum and Hsinchu City Fire Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Xinyue Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple, take in the architecture and design of National Tsing Hua University, and grab your bike and head to 17 Km Bicycle Path.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Hsinchu online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Hsinchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hualien, Taiwan

— 5 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Ch'ing-shui Cliff and Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Shen'an Temple and Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hualien day trip planning website.

Take a train from Hsinchu to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Tainan, Taiwan

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Do your shopping at Hayashi Department Store and Hecheng Fanbuhang. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chimei Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tainan: Beimen Crystal Church (in Yizhu) and Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area (in Dapu). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), stroll around Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chongqing Temple, and steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tainan trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hualien to Tainan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Taichung, Taiwan

— 3 nights

Cultural City

Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Visit Lukang and Lugang Longshan Temple for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Asia University Museum of Modern Art and Taiwan Balloon Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Zi Nan Temple (in Zhushan), Sector Garage (in Changhua City) and Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda (in Yuchi). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway, trek along Dakeng No. 4 Trail, and take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Taichung trip planner.

Take a train from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Taichung are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

— 6 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Explore hidden gems such as Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Kenting National Park. Get some historical perspective at Wan Jin Church and Old Railroad Bridge Education Wetland Zone. Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Pingtung Xi Qu Gu Shi Guan (in Chaozhou) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Liuqiu). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, get outside with Ai He (Love River), examine the collection at Fengyi Academy, and admire the masterpieces at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip planner.

Getting from Taichung to Kaohsiung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kaohsiung when traveling from Taichung in November, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Hong Kong, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get some historical perspective at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and Stanley. Step off the beaten path and head to Sai Wan Pavilion and Tsim Sha Tsui. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dragon's Back, explore the world behind art at JC Contemporary (Tai Kwan), wander the streets of Soho, and hike along Aberdeen Country Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kaohsiung in November: highs in Hong Kong hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Trails · Outdoors

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Ben Thanh Market or Drink Vietnam. Museum-lovers will appreciate War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Art & Frame. Take a break from Ho Chi Minh City with a short trip to Song Be Golf Resort in Di An, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, and play a few rounds at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ho Chi Minh City online vacation planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City. In December, Ho Chi Minh City is a bit warmer than Hong Kong - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tay Ninh.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Tay Ninh, Vietnam

— 1 night
Tây Ninh, Vietnam is a provincial city in south-western Vietnam. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Virgin Mountain and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cao Dai Temple.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tay Ninh visit planner.

You can drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Tay Ninh in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tay Ninh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Hoi An.

Things to do in Tay Ninh

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Tuan Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Chaozhou Hall (Trieu Chau). There's lots more to do: stop by Da Bao Real Leather, stroll through Jack's Cat Cafe, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, and contemplate the long history of Ba Le Well.

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You can fly from Tay Ninh to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tay Ninh in December, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 4 nights

City of Bridges

A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Let the collections at Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and Bao Tang Da Nang capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phap Lam Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Non Nuoc Beach, play a few rounds at BRG Danang Golf Club - Vietnam, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Da Nang trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Hoi An to Da Nang by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Hue, Vietnam

— 4 nights
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Visit Royal Tombs and Tomb of Minh Mang for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh and Redemptorist Church. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Imperial City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Phu Cam Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Thien An Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Da Nang to Hue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Hue, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Phong Nha Caves and Hang Toi (Dark Cave). Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Son Doong Cave. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo) and relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip planner.

Drive from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Halong Bay, Vietnam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Hạ Long Bay and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Halong Bay in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Hanoi, Vietnam

— 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to A Dong Art Gallery or K S and Friends Art Gallery. Visit Old Quarter and Presidential Palace Historical Site for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hanoi side-trips: Ninh Binh (Bich Dong Pagoda & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chua Tran Quoc, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at D&C Art Gallery, and stop by Tired City Bao Khanh.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanoi trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.