16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Helicopter
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Macau, China
— 2 nights
Fly
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Train
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Taichung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yuchi, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive
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Alishan, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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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.
Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lantau island, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. In October, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Macau.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
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Macau, China — 2 nights

Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Macau is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ruins of St. Paul's, take in the spiritual surroundings of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), try your luck at Casino at Venetian Macao, and make a trip to Inclined Elevator (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform).

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Macau route maker website.

You can do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Taipei.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums
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Taipei, Taiwan — 2 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.
On the 8th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and then stop by Ximending. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

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Traveling by flight from Macau to Taipei takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Taipei.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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New Taipei, Taiwan — 2 nights

Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark and then hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongludi, then delve into the lush surroundings at Aoersenlin Xuetang, and then have fun and explore at Fuzhong 15.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Taipei trip builder website.

New Taipei is just a short distance from Taipei. October in New Taipei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Taichung.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Taichung, Taiwan — 2 nights

Cultural City

Known for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, trek along Zhu Keng Nan Liao Hiking Trail, and then work off some steam at YOGILINI. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Dakeng No.2 Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi, and then make a trip to Lukang Mayor's Residence.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taichung travel website.

Take a train from New Taipei to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Yuchi.
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Side Trip
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Yuchi, Taiwan — 1 night

Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. On the 14th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuchi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taichung to Yuchi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Alishan.
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Alishan, Taiwan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Tashan Trail, make a trip to Yuyupas, and then identify plant and animal life at Tanayiku.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alishan trip maker site.

You can drive from Yuchi to Alishan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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