16 days in Hualien, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

16 days in Hualien, Taichung & Taipei Itinerary

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1
Hualien
— 5 nights
2
Taichung
— 6 nights
3
Taipei
— 4 nights

5
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Ruisui Ranch. Get some cultural insight at Hayashida Temple and Kakita'an. Change things up with these side-trips from Hualien: Nuwalian (in Chenggong Township) and Taitung Brown's Road (in Chishang). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jici Seaside Areas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sixty Rock Mountain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wenshan Hot Spring, and don't miss a visit to Principal Dream Factory.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hualien trip itinerary maker.

Taipei to Hualien is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Taitung
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Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Ruisui Ranch ©
Ruisui Ranch
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian

6
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.
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Lukang and Lugang Old Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Lukang Folk Arts Museum (in Changhua City), Paper-cut Art Village (in Huwei) and Lukang (Lugang Fengtian Temple & Lugang Longshan Temple). The adventure continues: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, make a trip to Tunghai University, see the interesting displays at Buhero, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Park Chitose Five Years.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung trip website.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taichung in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Changhua, Nantou, Paper-cut Art Village, Park Chitose Five Years, Formosan Golden Bat Home
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National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street

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 some cultural insight at Songshan Ciyou Temple and Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dalongdong Bao An Temple and Tian'en Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Japanese-style residential), Yilan Lover's Bay (in Wujie) and Lanyang Museum (in Toucheng). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Palace Museum and contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

New Taipei, Yilan Lover's Bay, Lanyang Museum
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple

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