16 days in East Asia Itinerary

16 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Hong Kong, China
— 4 nights
Helicopter
2
Macau, China
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Drive
4
New Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Train
5
Taichung, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Yuchi, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive
7
Alishan, Taiwan
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China — 4 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong road trip site.

Brisbane, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Hong Kong, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 31°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Macau.
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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, make a trip to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), explore the world behind art at Macau Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at Macao Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Macau online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of from Hong Kong to Macau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Taipei.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Taipei, Taiwan — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taipei online holiday planner.

Getting from Macau to Taipei by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to New Taipei.
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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.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at YehLiu Geopark and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Shifen Waterfall, make a trip to Shifen Old Street, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Yen Town Hot Spring.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read New Taipei tour itinerary website.

New Taipei is just a stone's throw from Taipei. In September, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Taichung.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Taichung, Taiwan — 1 night

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 13th (Tue): take a stroll through Tai'an Luoyusong Mijing, relax in the rural setting at Gonglaoping Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Taichung Baptist Church.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Taichung trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from New Taipei to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yuchi.
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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 (Wed), find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Yuchi route planner.

Drive from Taichung to Yuchi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alishan.
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Alishan, Taiwan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tanayiku, make a trip to Yuyupas, and then hike along Tashan Trail.

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You can drive from Yuchi to Alishan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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