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Going To Taipei, Taiwan?  In this installment of our Taiwan Travel Guide Series, we share our Taipei Itinerary on how to best spend your 5 days in Taipei!

Taipei + Hualien 5 Days 4 Nights Trip Report Blog

In this itinerary, we explored the both Taipei and Hualien within 1 trip.

Summary of Our Taipei + Hualien Itinerary

DayHighlightsOvernight LocationHotel
1Ding Tai Fung Breakfast, Mango Smoothie House, Little Three, National Palace MuseumTaipeiCityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III
2Taroko Gorge 1 Day Tour, Jin San Jiao Shopping Area, Zi Qiang Night MarketHualienHotel Bayview Hualien
3Grand View Resort Beitou Hotspring, Dinner @ Shin Yeh 101TaipeiCosmos Hotel
4Jiufen, Shifen Waterfalls, Pingxi Sky LanternTaipeiCosmos Hotel
5Flight back to SingaporeSingaporeHome Sweet Home

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Here’s our Taipei itinerary! Click on the links (opens in new window) for more details.

Day 1 Singapore -> Taoyuan (Taipei Itinerary Starts)






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Day 2 Taipei & Hualien






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Day 3 Hualien, Beitou & Taipei




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Day 4 Jiufen, Shifen and Pingxi





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Day 5 Taipei -> Singapore


We hope our itinerary do help you in your planning for a quick getaway trip to Taipei. Do share with us if you have any comments on the itinerary! 🙂

First Published 5 Jul 2015
Last Updated 7 Dec 2019

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28 COMMENTS

  1. Is it very cold on Jan? heard that Jan is the coldest month in Taiwan.
    I'm from Malaysia, plan to bring parents with me to Taiwan from 5 Jan to 12 Jan but not sure if the weather will be too cold for them.

  2. Hi Ewe Chin,

    Thanks for visiting our blog!

    The temperature was around 10 to 18 degrees Celsius when we were there around January this year.

    You will need warm clothing, preferably with thermal wear.

  3. Hi,

    Thanks for visiting our blog!

    We spent around 2k for the trip for the 2 of us

    Here's a rough breakdown for your reference:

    Hotels: $475 for 4 nights
    Flight: $565
    Transportation / Admission Fees: $335
    Travel Insurance: $56
    Meals: $260
    Others: $300

    Hope the above helps! 🙂

    Have a safe and fun trip ahead!

  4. Great work…i've been there but didn't make any day trips off Taipei…next month going for exactly 4 nights, will take the Jiufen / Shifen itineraries of yours.CHeers!

  5. Hi, I will be bringing my mom to Taipei in Dec 2016. Thought of visiting Hualian. Your itinerary mentioned Cab Pick up at Hualian Train Station; is this the pre-arranged by the Hotel? Is it thereafter a whole day private tour guided by the Cab driver? Is Hualian suitable for old folks to walk? Thanks in advance:)

  6. Hi Rosalind,

    Thanks for visiting our blog.

    Yes- the cab pick up is arranged with the hotel. It is a private tour with the driver after dropping our luggage at the hotel. The Taroko gorge can be quite rocky and difficult to walk at times.

    The beach near our hotel is pretty walkable though.

    You can also spend some time at the city centre as well.

    Do read our posts and reviews for more information! 🙂

  7. @Guang Ming

    Thanks for visiting our blog!

    It was ok when we first reached earlier in the morning.
    The tour groups start coming around the later part of the morning.

    We did not visit Jiufen at night before.

    Perhaps anyone could advise?? 🙂

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