41 days in Amsterdam, Taiwan & San Luis Itinerary

41 days in Amsterdam, Taiwan & San Luis Itinerary

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41 days in Amsterdam, Taiwan & San Luis Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
2
Hsinchu, Taiwan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Nantou, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tainan, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hengchun, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Taitung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Hualien, Taiwan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Taipei, Taiwan
— 6 nights
Fly:  43​h
9
San Luis, Argentina
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

10
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Canals area are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and De Duif. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem & Museum Haarlem), Een Zee van Staal (in Wijk aan Zee) and Bloemendaal (Hertenkamp Bloemendaal & Thijsse's Hof Heemtuin). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Micropia, admire the landmark architecture of Portuguese Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and browse the exhibits of Panorama Mesdag.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Amsterdam is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Laren, Bloemendaal, Delft, Haarlem
Find places to stay Sep 22 — Oct 2:
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Micropia ©
Micropia
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
Hsinchu, Taiwan

Hsinchu ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Giant tree district in Cinsbu, identify plant and animal life at Siangshan Wetland, and then examine the collection at One Bear Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hsinchu trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amsterdam to Hsinchu. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Hsinchu. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Hsinchu at 32°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Giant tree district in Cinsbu
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Siangshan Wetland ©
Siangshan Wetland

3
nights
Nantou, Taiwan

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get some cultural insight at Taichung Baptist Church and Asia University Museum of Modern Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan and Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence. Venture out of the city with trips to Western Museum (in East District), Kaomei Wetland (in Qingshui) and Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple (in Huwei). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake and take in the awesome beauty at Ali Mountain (Alishan).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nantou sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hsinchu to Nantou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Taichung, Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©

3
nights
Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Let the collections at Chimei Museum and Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and The Pier-2 Art Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tainan: Wan Jin Church (in Wanluan), Da Chi Nei Yun Museum (in Kaohsiung) and Nei Men Zi Zhu Si (in Liugui). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Soulangh Cultural Park, admire the striking features of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tainan journey maker website .

Drive from Nantou to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tainan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles, Wan Jin Church
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, explore the activities along Longluan Lake Wetland, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hengchun day trip website .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Hengchun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hengchun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©

2
nights
Taitung, Taiwan

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kung-Tung, look for all kinds of wild species at Lvdao Camping Area, then go for a stroll along the water at Lvdaoshilang, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Green Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Prehistory, then examine the collection at Taitung Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Luan Shan Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tianhou Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taitung holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Prehistory ©
National Museum of Prehistory
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple
Green Island Lighthouse ©
Green Island Lighthouse

3
nights
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taroko Gorge and Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, look for all kinds of wild species at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tzu Chi Foundation, and explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hualien online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

6
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.
U-mkt and The Lin Yutang House will appeal to history buffs. National Palace Museum and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Ruifang (Qingyun Temple, Elephant Trunk Rock, & more), Fuxing District (Lala Mountain Nature Reserve & Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area) and Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area (in Xinzhuang). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), wander the streets of Ximending, steep yourself in history at The Former Residence of Tamsui Township Head Tade Eikichi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to San Luis.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Fuxing District, Dongshan River Forest Park
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Yonglian Temple ©
Yonglian Temple

8
nights
San Luis, Argentina

San Luis ©
Sitting at the foot of the Sierra Grandes, San Luis offers a welcome set of urban attractions, as well as great access to some of the region's most popular natural sights.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Maria Acapulco and Monasterio de las Monjas Benedictinas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Replica Del Historico Cabildo de 1810 and Museo Historico De San Luis. Change things up with these side-trips from San Luis: Calle Angosta (in Villa Mercedes), Parque Astronomico la Punta (in La Punta) and Casa Del Poeta Antonio Esteban Aguero (in Merlo). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nativo, get outside with Embalse la Florida, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de San Luis, and don't miss a visit to Terrazas del Portezuelo.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Luis driving holiday app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taipei to San Luis. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Argentine Time is minus 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Luis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Punta, Casa Del Poeta Antonio Esteban Aguero, Calle Angosta, Parque Nativo
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nativo ©
Parque Nativo
Museo Historico De San Luis ©
Museo Historico De San Luis

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