7 days in Taipei, Hualien & Kaohsiung Itinerary

7 days in Taipei, Hualien & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h 45 min
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  7 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, stop by Ximending, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Waiao Beach, then head outdoors with Tou Cheng Bathing Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and finally steep yourself in history at Dalongdong Bao An Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taipei trip builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 9- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, plan for little chillier days in Taipei, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Toucheng
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Ximending
Ximending
Waiao Beach ©
Waiao Beach

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nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get outside with Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), then kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, then do a tasting at Hualien Old Winery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tungmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get outside with Jici Seaside Areas, pause for some photo ops at Bei Hui Gui Xian You Qi Qu, then wander the streets of Ruisui Ranch, and finally experience rural life at Ruisui Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hualien trip maker app.

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 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ruisui Ranch ©
Ruisui Ranch
Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) ©
Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto)

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): wander the streets of Yuhuanggong, head outdoors with Qi Jing Bathing Beach, then grab your bike and head to Seaside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cihou Fort. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park, get outside with Ai He (Love River), and then don't miss a visit to Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung online attractions planner.

Getting from Hualien to Kaohsiung by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park
Caishan Natural Park
Caishan Natural Park
Kaohsiung Main Public Library ©
Kaohsiung Main Public Library

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