10 days in Taipei, Hengchun & Taichung Itinerary

10 days in Taipei, Hengchun & Taichung Itinerary

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10 days in Taipei, Hengchun & Taichung Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beitou Hot Spring as well as Raohe Street Night Market. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring and then hunt for treasures at Raohe Street Night Market. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Shifen Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Shifen Old Street, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Taipei road trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, plan for colder days in Taipei, with highs around 23°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Raohe Street Night Market ©
Raohe Street Night Market
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring

3
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
You've now added Eluanbi to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hengchun side-trips: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Donglong Temple (in Donggang). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, take a stroll through Fu'an Temple, delve into the distant past at Hengchun Old Town, and get outside with White Sand Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Taipei to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Taipei in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hengchun: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Checheng, Donglong Temple, Xiao Liu Qiu
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White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

2
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.
You've added Maple Garden, FengJia Night Market, Painted Animation Lane, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung, then make a trip to Painted Animation Lane, and finally look for gifts at FengJia Night Market. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lavender Forest, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and then admire the natural beauty at Maple Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Taichung holiday planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Taichung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In February, Taichung is a bit cooler than Hengchun - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Lugang Old Street
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street

2
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ximending as well as Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Japanese-style residential, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, see the interesting displays at Lanyang Museum, then have fun at Keelung River, then make a trip to Danshuei, and finally wander the streets of Ximending.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip maker app .

Take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

New Taipei, Lanyang Museum, Jimi Square - Yilan Station
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Danshuei ©
Danshuei

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