5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Xiulin
— 1 day
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Hualien City
— 1 night
Drive
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Taitung
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zhongli District
— 1 night
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Xiulin — 1 day

Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Baiyang Trail, then head outdoors with Zhuilu Old Trail, and then get outside with Shakadang Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Xiulin day trip planning website.

Taipei to Xiulin is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hualien City.
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Hualien City — 1 night

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hualien City online travel route planner.

Getting from Xiulin to Hualien City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Taitung.
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Taitung — 2 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Prehistory and then make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Taidong Forest Park and then head off the coast to Green Island.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Taitung trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hualien City to Taitung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Zhongli District.
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Zhongli District — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get in touch with nature with YOLO Taiwan and then browse the different shops at Gloria Outlets.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zhongli District trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Taitung to Zhongli District takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
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Taiwan travel guide

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Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.
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Taoyuan travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Though not known for its attractions, Taoyuan has long been one of Taiwan's fastest growing cities. Its location near Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport makes it a convenient place to stay overnight, and while there aren't that many tourist-friendly things to do in Taoyuan, the industrial city is home to many modern shopping malls, cafes, and affordable restaurants. Those looking for an outdoor adventure can make the most of a range of nearby trails by going hiking.
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