60 days in Vietnam, Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

60 days in Vietnam, Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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Start: Naha, Japan
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Tainan, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Taichung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Hualien, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Hue, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 5 nights
Shuttle:  1 h
10
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Nha Trang, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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4
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Popular historic sites such as Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kenting National Park and Old Railroad Bridge Education Wetland Zone. Venture out of the city with trips to Wan Jin Church (in Wanluan), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Liuqiu) and Pingtung Xi Qu Gu Shi Guan (in Chaozhou). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park, and indulge your taste buds at Freedom Sunset Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planning site.

Naha, Japan to Kaohsiung is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. Traveling from Naha to Kaohsiung, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park, Wan Jin Church, Kenting National Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Pingtung Xi Qu Gu Shi Guan
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

5
nights
Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Escape the urban bustle at Tanayiku and Guanziling Hot Spring. Get some cultural insight at Chimei Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Change things up with these side-trips from Tainan: Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area (in Dapu), Tanayiku Fish Watching Trail (in Alishan) and Eryanping Trail (in Fanlu). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pujidian, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan History, and admire the landmark architecture of Linshui Furen Mamiao.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tainan trip planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alishan, Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area, Eryanping Trail
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

5
nights
Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gaomei Wetland and Lugang Longshan Temple. Get some historical perspective at XinShe Castle and Pusasi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Lukang (in Lukang), Zi Nan Temple (in Zhushan) and Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda, Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Taiwan Balloon Museum, wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, take a peaceful walk through Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area, and browse the different shops at Taroko Mall.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taichung trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Taichung, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
Asia University Museum of Modern Art
Taiwan Balloon Museum ©
Taiwan Balloon Museum

5
nights
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Appreciate the collections at Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum. Get some cultural insight at Shen'an Temple and Tzu Chi Foundation. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, explore the ancient world of Kakita'an, take a peaceful walk through Danongdafu Forest Park, and trek along Lushui Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hualien journey planning site.

You can take a train from Taichung to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
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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

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lungshan Temple and Neidong Forest Recreation Area. Get some cultural insight at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and National Palace Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Ruifang (Wufan Kangdao Memorial Park & Elephant Trunk Rock), Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area (in Xinzhuang) and Jiaoxi (Jiaosi Hot Spring & Wufengchi Waterfall). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, take in the spiritual surroundings of Songshan Ciyou Temple, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, and appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Taipei itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Taipei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

New Taipei, Jiaoxi, Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Wufengchi Waterfall ©
Wufengchi Waterfall
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Parkview Art Hong Kong will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Po Lin Monastery and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dragon's Back, work some fitness into your day at Lai Chi Wo Village and Nature Trail, hike along Aberdeen Country Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tai Tong.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong day trip website.

Getting from Taipei to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) ©

5
nights
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.
Old Quarter and Hoa Lo Prison are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Empty Wall Gallery and Nguyen Art Gallery in Hanoi. Go for a jaunt from Hanoi to Ninh Binh to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Literature & National University, take in the exciting artwork at A Dong Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), and see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Hanoi is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hue.

Things to do in Hanoi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 5:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chua Tran Quoc ©
Chua Tran Quoc
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bach Ma National Park and Dam Chuon Huong Quan. Lebadang Memory Space and Gakka Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, make a trip to Tiger Arena, delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, and step into the grandiose world of Thai Hoa Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hue road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Hue takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Hue, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Da Nang.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lebadang Memory Space
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh ©
Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

5
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hai Van Pass and Fishing Charters & Tours. Shop till you drop at The Gioi Tranh Dep and Tabalo Outdoor. Take a break from Da Nang with a short trip to Mỹ Sơn in Duy Xuyen District, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Non Nuoc Beach, admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Long An Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suoi Hoa Ecotourism Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Da Nang trip planner.

Drive from Hue to Da Nang in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Da Nang are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Hoi An.

Things to do in Da Nang

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mỹ Sơn, Hai Van Pass
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain) ©
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)
Hai Van Pass ©
Hai Van Pass

3
nights
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.
Let the collections at Precious Heritage by Rehahn and Hoi An Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cam Pho Temple. There's lots more to do: stop by Da Bao Real Leather, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chuc Thanh Pagoda, do some two-wheel cruising with Fresh Air Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoi An online route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Da Nang to Hoi An in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nha Trang.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
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)

4
nights
Nha Trang, Vietnam

On a vacation in Nha Trang, a famous Vietnam resort town, you can lounge on a beach all day and party into the night.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nha Tho Nui and Ba Ho Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hon Chong. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nha Trang Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Po Nagar Cham Towers, browse the exhibits of DDK's Black & White Photo Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bac Thanh Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nha Trang sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hoi An to Nha Trang by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Nha Trang

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nha Tho Nui ©
Nha Tho Nui
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall

7
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
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.
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Ba Thien Hau Temple will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ben Thanh Art & Frame. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ben Thanh Market, take in the exciting artwork at Coeverything, and get a sense of history and politics at Central Post Office.

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Traveling by flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Ho Chi Minh City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Ben Thanh Market ©
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple

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