9 days in Hualien & Taipei Itinerary

9 days in Hualien & Taipei Itinerary

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9 days in Hualien & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Singapore
flight:  5​h
1
Hualien
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wenwu Temple and Xuanguang Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lin Tian Shan Cultural Museum and Hayashida Temple. Explore Hualien's surroundings by going to Fenghuanggu Bird Park (in Nantou City), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Alishan (Alishan Museum & Alishan National Forest Recreation Area). And it doesn't end there: trek along Taroko Gorge, grab your bike and head to Green Path, stroll through Shakadang Trail, and explore the activities along Liyu Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan, Taitung
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yangmingshan National Park and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). You'll get in some beach time at Laomei Green Reef and Xinyue Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Neipi Beach (in Su'ao) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ximending, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket, and get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Taipei are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Taipei, Neipi Beach, Xinyue Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

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