5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Seoul
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Hualien
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Taipei
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Seoul

1
day
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 23rd (Sun), head off the coast to Cijin Island, take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River), then make a trip to The Dome of Light, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dragon Tiger Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary tool .

Seoul, South Korea to Kaohsiung is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Seoul to Kaohsiung, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seoul in December; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hualien County.

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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

1
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Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Liyu Lake, then stroll through Taroko Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hualien County trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kaohsiung to Hualien County in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Climbing Tours

3
days
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: Xinbei (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Danshuei). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Hualien County to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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National Palace Museum ©
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Longshan Temple ©
Longshan Temple

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