14 days in Hong Kong & Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Hong Kong & Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Hong Kong & Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Lyon, France
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
2
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tainan, Taiwan
— 1 night
4
Changhua, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Nantou, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Lyon, France

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wisdom Path and Duk Ling Ride. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Soho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), head off the coast to Po Lin Monastery, and walk around Kowloon Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong trip planner .

Lyon, France to Hong Kong is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 7 hours. While traveling from Lyon, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Wisdom Path ©
Wisdom Path
Duk Ling Ride ©
Duk Ling Ride

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building, then take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and finally hunt for treasures at Raohe Street Night Market. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, then walk around Daan Forest Park, and finally take a stroll through Ximending.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hong Kong to Taipei in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taipei, with lows of 22°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tainan.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Daan Forest Park ©
Daan Forest Park
National Taiwan University ©
National Taiwan University
Presidential Office Building
Presidential Office Building

1
night
Tainan, Taiwan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan History and then deepen your understanding at National Cheng Kung University.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Tainan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Taipei in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tainan, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Changhua.

Things to do in Tainan

Parks Museums
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Tainan Park ©
Tainan Park
National Cheng Kung University ©
National Cheng Kung University
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History

2
nights
Changhua, Taiwan

Changhua ©
The city of Changhua has a scattered few historical and cultural sites, all located close to the main train station.
Explore hidden gems such as Bagua Mountain and Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Changhua: Beigang Bridge (in Beigang), Huwei Sugar Refinery (in Huwei) and Bantou Jiao-Zhi Pottery Village (in Xingang). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tenway Garden, relax in the rural setting at Magical Mushrooms Tribe, don't miss a visit to Nine-Curve Lane, and take a stroll through Touliu.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Changhua trip planner .

You can drive from Tainan to Changhua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in April, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Changhua. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Changhua

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Xingang, Beigang Bridge, Huwei Sugar Refinery, Touliu
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Tenway Garden ©
Tenway Garden
Bagua Mountain ©
Bagua Mountain
Taiwan Glass Gallery ©
Taiwan Glass Gallery

2
nights
Nantou, Taiwan

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ci'entang, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zi Nan Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nantou trip builder .

Drive from Changhua to Nantou in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Nantou, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Taichung Metropolitan Park
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Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway
Ci'entang ©
Ci'entang
Taichung Metropolitan Park
Taichung Metropolitan Park

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