14 days in East Asia Itinerary

14 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan journey planner

Make it your trip
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dapu
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hualien City
— 1 night
Train
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Yilan City
Bus to Nangang, Train to Taichung
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Taichung
— 3 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 5 nights

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Kaohsiung

— 3 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 Liuhe Tourist Night Market, Dragon Tiger Tower, New Jyuejiang Shopping Area, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung visit planner.

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Zengwun Reservoir Fishing Area and then stop by Wenhua Night Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dapu itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Dapu takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hualien City.

Things to do in Dapu

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hualien City

— 1 night

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taroko Gorge, East Gate Night Market and Chishingtan Scenic Area. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge, then stroll around Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then hunt for treasures at East Gate Night Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hualien City road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dapu to Hualien City takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Yilan City.

Things to do in Hualien City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Yilan City

Yilan City is a city and the county seat of Yilan County, Taiwan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Guishan Island as well as Jimi Square - Yilan Station. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station and then head off the coast to Guishan Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yilan City road trip tool.

Getting from Hualien City to Yilan City by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Yilan City

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yimin Yizhong Shopping Mall, FengJia Night Market, Zhongshe Flower Market, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and then browse the different shops at Yimin Yizhong Shopping Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of XinShe Castle, then stop by Zhongshe Flower Market, and then look for gifts at FengJia Night Market.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taichung trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Yilan City to Taichung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Taichung sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will leave for Taipei on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipei

— 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cat Village Houtong, Beitou Hot Spring, Danshuei, and other attractions. When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, approximately Ruifang away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hualien travel guide

4.1
Hiking Trails · Beaches · Landmarks

Yilan travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Hot Springs · Specialty Museums
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county. The coastal scenery serves as an attractive backdrop during holidays in Yilan, with the town offering a good introduction to the natural and cultural history of the area through a range of festivals, museums, and galleries. Following the river that flows through town out into the surrounding plains, you'll see rolling paddies, rustic townships, and a number of hot spring resorts.