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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei

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 Dalongdong Bao An Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)), Jiaoxi (Jiaosi Hot Spring & Wufengchi Waterfall) and Qingren Trail (in Wulai). There's lots more to do: stop by Ximending, see the interesting displays at Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, 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

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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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Hsinchu, Taiwan

Hsinchu ©

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, examine the collection at Hsinchu City Fire Museum, 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. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. 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 · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Siangshan Wetland ©
Siangshan Wetland
Military Villages Museum ©
Military Villages Museum
Hsinchu City Fire Museum ©
Hsinchu City Fire Museum

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Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©

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 Lushui Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Zuocang Trail. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Shen'an Temple, take in the natural beauty of Wenshan Hot Spring, trek along Xiao Zhui Lu Trail, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Hsinchu to Hualien takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple

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Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan ©

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: Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area (in Dapu) and Beimen Crystal Church (in Yizhu). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), wander the streets of Guohua Street, walk around Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), 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 drive from Hualien to Tainan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung ©

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: Sector Garage (in Changhua City), Zi Nan Temple (in Zhushan) and Lugang Longshan Temple (in Lukang). 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 · Trails

Side Trips

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Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda ©
Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
Asia University Museum of Modern Art

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©

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 The Pier-2 Art Centre. Get some historical perspective at Wan Jin Church and Guandi Temple. Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Pingtung Xi Qu Gu Shi Guan (in Chaozhou), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Liuqiu) and Kenting National Park (in Hengchun). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Taiwan Sugar Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park, and admire the striking features of Cijigong.

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 travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

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 Hong Kong Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: visit Soho, 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 · Trails
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Stanley ©
Stanley
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Sai Wan Pavilion ©
Sai Wan Pavilion

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©

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 Couleurs by Rehahn Fine Art Photography - Dong Khoi. 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 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 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

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Pham Ngu Lao Street ©
Pham Ngu Lao Street
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Tay Ninh ©
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
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Black Virgin Mountain ©
Black Virgin Mountain
Cao Dai Temple ©
Cao Dai Temple

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Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
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 Hoi An Cathedral. 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 take a shuttle to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hoi An

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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
Da Bao Real Leather ©
Da Bao Real Leather
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) ©
Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien)

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©

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 shuttle from Hoi An to Da Nang takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; 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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My Khe Beach ©
My Khe Beach
Non Nuoc Beach ©
Non Nuoc Beach
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) ©
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)

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Hue, Vietnam

Hue
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 Thien Mu Pagoda. 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 2.5 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

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
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 Phong Nha Caves. The adventure continues: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave), experience rural life at The Duck Stop, and take in the awesome beauty at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

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 · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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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 · Tours · Parks
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hạ Long Bay ©
Hạ Long Bay

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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 Hoa Lo Prison 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, see the interesting displays at B52 Victory Museum, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Literature & National University.

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, 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. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Side Trip

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc

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