13 days in Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan & Hong Kong Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  18​h
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Hualien, Taiwan
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the striking features of Taipei 101, wander the streets of Ximending, then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and finally make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Taipei route planner .

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Taipei to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get in touch with nature at Lantau island and Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. Hong Kong Museum of History and Choco L'ART Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take a stroll through Mong Kok, and shop like a local with Tsim Sha Tsui.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Taipei to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Shopping Theme Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

1
night
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, sample the tasty concoctions at BeerGeek MicroPub Taipei, then get engrossed in the history at Museum 207, then explore the striking landscape at Beitou Thermal Valley(Hell Valley), and finally stop by Ximen Red House - Ximending.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei visit planning site .

Getting from Hong Kong to Taipei by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Zoos & Aquariums
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Beitou Thermal Valley(Hell Valley) ©
Ximen Red House - Ximending ©
Ximen Red House - Ximending
BeerGeek MicroPub Taipei ©
BeerGeek MicroPub Taipei

1
day
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shakadang Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then look for gifts at Zengji Mashu.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hualien online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple and then look for gifts at Ningxia Nightmarket. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, then take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring, then see the vivid underwater world at Elephant Trunk Rock, and finally explore the activities along Yeh Liu Geo Park.

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You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

New Taipei, National Center for Traditional Arts, Dongshan River Forest Park, Spas
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YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring

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