10 days in Hualien, Taipei & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

10 days in Hualien, Taipei & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

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10 days in Hualien, Taipei & Kuala Lumpur Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Hualien, Taiwan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei, Taiwan
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue): appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanzihkou Trail. On the next day, explore the activities along Shihtiping and then take in the awesome beauty at Sixty Rock Mountain.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hualien trip website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hualien is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley
Yanzihkou Trail ©
Yanzihkou Trail

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yangmingshan National Park and Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple). Appreciate the collections at Lanyang Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, see the interesting displays at Miniatures Museum of Taipei, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taipei online trip planner .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lanyang Museum
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Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Petaling Street Heritage House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Huskitory and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Peter's Church (in Melaka), Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya) and Muzium Tentera Darat (in Port Dickson). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia, and explore the world behind art at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taipei in October: highs in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Melaka, Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Petaling Street Heritage House, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque

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