13 days in Taipei & Hualien Itinerary

13 days in Taipei & Hualien Itinerary

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13 days in Taipei & Hualien Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Hualien
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Taipei

9
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.
Visiting Yangmingshan National Park and Yeh Liu Geo Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Palace Museum and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Dongshan River Forest Park (in Dongshan), Fuxing District (Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area & Lala Mountain Nature Reserve) and Qingan Temple (in Ren'ai District). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ximending, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, stroll through 18 Fen Guai Zun Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Spring.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip maker app .

If you are flying in from Swaziland, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In December in Taipei, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

New Taipei, Fuxing District, Dongshan River Forest Park, Qingan Temple
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Xuanguang Temple, contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chishingtan Scenic Area. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, take a peaceful walk through Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Path, then visit a coastal fixture at Chi-lai-bi Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Hayashida Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hualien vacation builder tool .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©

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