10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Keelung
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sanyi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Alishan
— 1 night
taxi + train:  3​h
6
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur


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2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Shihtiping and then take in the awesome beauty at Sixty Rock Mountain. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hayashida Temple, take a peaceful walk through Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally hike along Yanzihkou Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hualien trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hualien is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Keelung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Shihtiping ©
Shihtiping
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

1
night
Keelung

Keelung ©
A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dawulun Fort, step off the mainland to explore Heping Island Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jile Si, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Qidu Railway Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Keelung day trip planning website .

Take a train from Hualien to Keelung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Keelung can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Keelung

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Qidu Railway Memorial Park ©
Qidu Railway Memorial Park
Heping Island Park ©
Heping Island Park
Dawulun Fort ©
Dawulun Fort

2
nights
Taipei

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalongdong Bao An Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple), then examine the collection at National Palace Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Miniatures Museum of Taipei, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, then take a stroll through Ximending, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taipei trip planning tool .

Taipei is very close to Keelung. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sanyi.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple) ©
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple)
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

1
night
Sanyi

Sanyi
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Tiao Chai Trails, then see the interesting displays at Dapunei Marble Soda Museum, then trek along Sih Yue Syue Trail, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jiu Hua Shan Da Xing Shan Temple - Sanyi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sanyi road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Sanyi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Sanyi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Sanyi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Dapunei Marble Soda Museum

1
night
Alishan

Alishan ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shouzhen Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ciyun Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Alishan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sanyi to Alishan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Taipei.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ciyun Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ciyun Temple ©
Ciyun Temple
Shun Bao Fu De Temple ©
Shun Bao Fu De Temple

2
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of North Gate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laomei Green Reef, and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shifenliao and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Taipei route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Alishan to New Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Laomei Green Reef ©
Laomei Green Reef
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
North Gate ©
North Gate

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