13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h
1
Taipei
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Hsinchu
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Taichung
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Taipei
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Danshuei (in Tamsui), Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District) and Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Cat Village Houtong). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

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Hong Kong, China to Taipei is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Harbor
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©
On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Leofoo Village Theme Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Big City, and finally don't miss a visit to Nanliao Port.

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Drive from Taipei to Hsinchu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Hsinchu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flying Cow Ranch, Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch
Big City ©
Big City

3
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
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.
On the 5th (Sat), engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, then make a trip to Tunghai University, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Maple Garden, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung, then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and finally stop by Yichung Shopping Street.

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Getting from Hsinchu to Taichung by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
National Museum of Natural Science ©

1
night
Taipei

Taipei ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yangmingshan National Park.

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Traveling by car from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

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