13 days in East Asia Itinerary

13 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dapu
— 1 night
Drive
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Xinyi Township
— 1 night
Drive
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Taichung
— 3 nights
Train
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Hualien City
— 2 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 3 nights

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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.
You've added E-Da Theme Park, Dragon Tiger Tower, Liuhe Tourist Night Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Cijin Island and Ai He (Love River) will get you outdoors.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip app.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Kaohsiung International Airport, Tainan International Airport / Tainan Air Base and Taichung International Airport / Ching Chuang Kang Air Base. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dapu.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Dapu

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area. On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dapu tour planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Dapu in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Xinyi Township.

Things to do in Dapu

Parks · Wildlife

Xinyi Township

— 1 night
You've now added Ali Mountain (Alishan) to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Xinyi Township trip builder tool.

Getting from Dapu to Xinyi Township by car takes about 4.5 hours. December in Xinyi Township sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Xinyi Township

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Taichung

— 3 nights

Cultural City

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.
You've added Cingjing Veterans Farm, XinShe Castle, Yichung Shopping Street, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by FengJia Night Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): stop by Zhongshe Flower Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, and then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung road trip site.

You can drive from Xinyi Township to Taichung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Hualien City.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hualien City

— 2 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You've now added East Gate Night Market to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at East Gate Night Market.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hualien City trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Taichung to Hualien City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien City

Outdoors · Trails · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 31st (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, expand your horizons at Beauty Works Tokyo, then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally wander the streets of Ximending. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then stop by Yuzhenxin.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei tour builder website.

Traveling by train from Hualien City to Taipei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Chiayi County travel guide

3.7
Forests · Art Museums · Landmarks
A rugged landscape scattered with villages and vast plains of untouched nature, Chiayi County stretches between sea and mountains on the southwestern coast. The county benefits from a biodiverse environment due to its position on the Tropic of Cancer path, and hosts three of the country's major national parks and two cities divided into dozens of village regions. Here, outdoor lovers will have plenty of opportunity to get out into nature and absorb the everyday culture of rural life in Taiwan. Mountain hiking trails, forest to mountain train rides, and visiting the local fishermen's wharf should top your Chiayi itinerary.

Hualien travel guide

4.1
Hiking Trails · Beaches · Landmarks