60 days in Vietnam, Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam, Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 4 nights
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Tainan, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Hualien, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Da Nang, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Old Railroad Bridge Education Wetland Zone are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kenting National Park and Wan Jin Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park (in Majia), Pingtung Xi Qu Gu Shi Guan (in Chaozhou) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Liuqiu). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, examine the collection at Fengyi Academy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Freedom Sunset Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planning site.

Naha, Japan to Kaohsiung is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Naha to Kaohsiung, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Tainan, Taiwan

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Escape the urban bustle at Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area and Eryanping Trail. Get some cultural insight at Chimei Museum and Tainan Meteorology Museum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pujidian, contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan History.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tainan travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to drive. October in Tainan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Taichung, Taiwan

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gaomei Wetland and Lugang Longshan Temple. Get some historical perspective at Pusasi and XinShe Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Zi Nan Temple (in Zhushan), Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda, Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, &more) and Lukang (in Lukang). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Taiwan Balloon Museum, stop by TopCity, buy something for everyone on your list at Taroko Mall, and explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taichung trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tainan to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taichung, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hualien, Taiwan

— 5 nights
Appreciate the collections at Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum. Get some cultural insight at Tzu Chi Foundation and Kakita'an.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hualien route builder site.

You can take a train from Taichung to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lungshan Temple and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Head to Taipei 101 and Dihua Streetfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Elephant Trunk Rock (in Ruifang), Jiaoxi (Jiaosi Hot Spring & Wufengchi Waterfall) and Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area (in Xinzhuang). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, trek along Neidong National Forest Recreation Area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Songshan Ciyou Temple.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Hong Kong, China

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Parkview Art Hong Kong and Hong Kong Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Po Lin Monastery and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dragon's Back, identify plant and animal life at Aberdeen Country Park, wander the streets of Nathan Road, and catch some excitement at Sandbox VR.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong day trip website.

Getting from Taipei to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Empty Wall Gallery and A Dong Art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Hanoi to Ninh Binh to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at K S and Friends Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hue, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Bach Ma National Park and Dam Chuon Huong Quan. Lebadang Memory Space and Truc Chi Garden will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, take in the exciting artwork at Gakka Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Diem Phung Thi Art Exhibition House, and step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hue online vacation planner.

Fly from Hanoi to Hue in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Da Nang, Vietnam

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mỹ Sơn and Da Nang Catheral. Shop till you drop at The Gioi Tranh Dep and Oasis Art Gallery. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Non Nuoc Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), stroll through Suoi Hoa Ecotourism Area, and explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Da Nang travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Da Nang can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Hoi An, Vietnam

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cam Pho Temple. There's lots more to do: stop by Da Bao Real Leather, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, do some two-wheel cruising with Fresh Air Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online route planner.

You can drive from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Nha Trang, Vietnam

— 4 nights
On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nha Tho Nui and Nha Trang Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ba Ho Waterfall. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Po Nagar Cham Towers, take in the exciting artwork at Long Thanh Photo Studio, explore the galleries of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hon Chong.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nha Trang holiday builder site.

Fly from Hoi An to Nha Trang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

— 7 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.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon and Ba Thien Hau Temple will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ben Thanh Art & Frame. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, view the masterpieces at Coeverything, and browse the exhibits of Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City day trip planning app.

You can fly from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.