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
Fly to Haiphong, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 1 night
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Noi Bai Airport, Bus to Hanoi
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan

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 Lungshan Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Dalongdong Bao An Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Jiaoxi (Jiaosi Hot Spring & Wufengchi Waterfall), Elephant Trunk Rock (in Ruifang) and Wulai (Wulai & Qingren Trail). There's lots more to do: stop by Ximending, take in the spiritual surroundings of Songshan Ciyou Temple, look for gifts at Dihua Street, and admire the striking features of Shennong Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Taipei holiday maker site.

Naha, Japan to Taipei is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Naha to Taipei. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:

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Hsinchu, Taiwan

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 One Bear Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Xinyue Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Tsing Hua University, and don't miss a visit to The Residence of Principal Hsin Chih-Ping.

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You can drive from Taipei to Hsinchu in 1.5 hours. November in Hsinchu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

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Hualien, Taiwan

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Escape the urban bustle at Ch'ing-shui Cliff and Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Shen'an Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wenshan Hot Spring, get out on two wheels at Uniquefun, and hike along Zuocang Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hualien trip itinerary planner.

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 enough time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

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Tainan, Taiwan

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 Beimen Crystal Church. Step out of Tainan with an excursion to Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area in Dapu--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, stroll around Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), and admire the striking features of Tainan Wude Dian.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tainan trip planning website.

You can drive from Hualien to Tainan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:

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Taichung, Taiwan

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 Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda 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), Lugang Longshan Temple (in Lukang) and Sector Garage (in Changhua City). 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.

Drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Get some historical perspective at Wan Jin Church and Old Railroad Bridge Education Wetland Zone. Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Kenting National Park (in Hengchun), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Liuqiu) and Pingtung Xi Qu Gu Shi Guan (in Chaozhou). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Cathedral Minor Basilica, and get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip tool.

Getting from Taichung to Kaohsiung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Taichung in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kaohsiung, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:

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Hong Kong, China

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 Soho. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dragon's Back, steep yourself in history at Time Ball Tower, hike along Hong Kong Trail, and explore the world behind art at JC Contemporary (Tai Kwan).

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 travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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 The Sun 2 Artgallery. 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi.

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 5.5 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

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

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Tay Ninh, Vietnam

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 travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Tay Ninh

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

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Hoi An, Vietnam

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 Cotic. Get some historical perspective at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cantonese Assembly Hall. 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 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
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

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Da Nang, Vietnam

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 Ho Chi Minh and the Fifth Military Zone Museum and Bao Tang Da Nang capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phap Lam Pagoda and Da Nang Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at My Khe Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain), tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and play a few rounds at BRG Danang Golf Club - Vietnam.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Da Nang online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

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Hue, Vietnam

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 Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tomb of Minh Mang and Redemptorist Church. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dan Nam Giao, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Phu Cam Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Luc Bo Culture Space.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hue trip builder app.

Getting from Da Nang to Hue by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves and experience rural life at The Duck Stop.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park travel planning website.

Getting from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

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 12 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
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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Hanoi, Vietnam

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 Tired City Bao Khanh. Visit Old Quarter and Chua Tran Quoc for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hanoi side-trips: Ninh Binh (Bich Dong Pagoda & Nature & Wildlife Tours). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University, browse the different shops at D&C Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at K S and Friends Art Gallery, and examine the collection at B52 Victory Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanoi trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

Taiwan travel guide

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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.

Vietnam travel guide

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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.