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
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Hualien, Taiwan
— 1 night
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

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

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

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hours
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Hong Kong to Taipei in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. You will leave for Hualien on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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1
night
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 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chishingtan Scenic Area, then trek along Taroko Gorge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hualien online trip planner .

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park

3
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Ningxia Nightmarket, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 take in the dramatic natural features at 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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Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring

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