12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taoyuan District
Drive:  45​min
1
Taipei
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Hualien City
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
3
Ren'ai Township
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Taoyuan District

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Yehliu Geopark, Raohe Street Night Market, Taipei 101, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ximending and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

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Taoyuan District to Taipei is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Hualien City.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road as well as East Gate Night Market. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, then trek along Taroko Gorge, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at East Gate Night Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road and then trek along Shakadang Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien City trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ren'ai Township.

Things to do in Hualien City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

2
nights
Ren'ai Township

Ren'ai Township ©
You've now added Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then admire all the interesting features of Cingjing Veterans Farm. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake and then get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ren'ai Township online trip maker .

You can drive from Hualien City to Ren'ai Township in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
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Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taipei Zoo, Wu Fen Pu (Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area), National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Taipei Zoo, stop by Wu Fen Pu (Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area), appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, then make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Yangmingshan National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiahai Chenghuang Temple, and then make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip maker .

Drive from Ren'ai Township to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

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