10 days in East Asia Itinerary

10 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Taipei
— 3 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train to Chiayi, Taxi to Alishan
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Taxi to Chiayi, Train to Taipei

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Taipei

— 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taipei 101 and Q Square. Take a break from the city and head to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area and Wufengchi Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Jiaoxi (Jiaosi Hot Spring & Jiaosi Hot Spring Park), East District (Eighteen Peaks & Big City) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Dihua Street, gain insight at National Taiwan University, explore the activities along Meihua Lake, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

Before you visit Taipei, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung International Airport / Ching Chuang Kang Air Base. In November, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hualien

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Walami Trail, grab your bike and head to Yufu Bikeway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally hike along Zuocang Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hualien vacation planner.

Getting from Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Kaohsiung

— 2 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung online trip planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Kaohsiung in 5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alishan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Trails

Alishan

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shun Bao Fu De Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alishan Giant Trees Park Trail, hike along Eryanping Trail, then stroll through Alishan Long Ding Trail, and finally hike along Tashan Trail. On the next day, trek along Jiayi Dadongshan Forest Trail, hike along Gukeng Dajianshan Trail, then head outdoors with Gukeng Huashan Scenic Area, then make a trip to Cih Guang Temple, and finally go for a walk through Alishan Shenmu Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alishan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Kaohsiung to Alishan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips