11 days in Tokyo & Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Tokyo & Taiwan Itinerary

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Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
2
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
3
Nantou, Taiwan
— 1 night
4
Hengchun, Taiwan
— 1 night
5
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 2 nights

2
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.
Senso-ji Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ginza and Kamakura Boshiya Hat Shop Honten. Venture out of the city with trips to Enoshima Island (in Fujisawa) and Kamakura (Hase-dera Temple Kannondo, Hase-dera Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Kimono & Geisha Experience COCOMO.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.

Tomsk, Russia to Tokyo is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tomsk to Tokyo. Traveling from Tomsk in May, you will find days in Tokyo are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kamakura, Enoshima Island
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Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Hase-dera Temple ©
Hase-dera Temple
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine ©
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and U-mkt. For shopping fun, head to Taipei 101 or Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Long Dong Wan Cape Trail (in Gongliao) and Nanzilin Trail (in Ruifang). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, examine the collection at National Palace Museum, and hike along 18 Fen Guai Zun Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tokyo to Taipei by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in May; daily highs in Taipei reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Nantou, Taiwan

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Hanbi Trail, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Sunglungyen Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantou holiday planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hanbi Trail ©
Hanbi Trail

1
night
Hengchun, Taiwan

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hengchun road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nantou to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve

2
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 28th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, view the masterpieces at ALIEN Art Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park, then explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping · Museums · Parks
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island

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