Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Itinerary Help Japan
  2. 2 Trip Report A hungry mouse's (very sweaty) adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
  3. 3 Connection time in Bangkok on separate tickets
  4. 4 Across Vietnam - Travel Guide
  5. 5 November, March, June... Japan?
  6. 6 Vietnam/Cambodia itinerary
  7. 7 Japanese Alps, JR option, Kamakura - more advice gratefully accepted!
  8. 8 Sri Lanka planning - advice sought.
  9. 9 Silk Road Tour - China
  10. 10 Family trip to Japan in November '17
  11. 11 Hong Kong - Tian Tan Buddha
  12. 12 Will 3.5 hours be enough for int’l to domestic transfer in Beijing?
  13. 13 Trip Report 6 weeks in Nepal, Bhutan, Borneo and more...
  14. 14 Canggu Surfing - Learn to surf advice
  15. 15 Trip Report coastal Central Vietnam (Hoi An and Hue) trip report
  16. 16 Thailand Visa Concern for Stay Over 30 Days
  17. 17 Trip Report Yunnan Province, China, Trip Report: May 26-June 10, 2017
  18. 18 Car and driver agra to jaipur
  19. 19 12 days in Thailand itinerary
  20. 20 Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos
  21. 21 Japan rail pass: 7 or 14 days? Itinerary set
  22. 22 The best time for hiking in Yakushima
  23. 23 Trip Report Trekking & Camping at Nagalapuram
  24. 24 Renting 4G Wi-Fi Device in Korea
  25. 25 Kuala Lumpur itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Taipei 10 Night Itinerary

Jump to last reply

Hello!
My brother has been living in Taiwan for 6 or 7 years and last year moved from Taichung to Taitung. It's my first time going there to visit and as he and his wife haven't been able to travel to see us in Canada in the past 2 years, a big reason for my visit is seeing them. His wife should be relatively free/isn't work but he's teaching full time so my stay with them will probably work out best if it overlaps a weekend.

In short: I'm mostly there to see family (at least 4 nights with them with potential day trips and the intention of overlapping a weekend due to their work). I love cities but during prior solo trips have enjoyed the odd side trip to see nature. (For example, in Japan I loved both Kyoto and Tokyo with a week in each but visiting the bunny island was a real highlight and while I thought my one night on Koyasan was interesting and atmospheric, I wouldn't have wanted to spend much more time in the countryside.) I like architecture, people watching, cafes, bicycle riding and food (though no seafood :/ )

I'm going in April (11-21)and thus far I'm trying to decide between the following possible itineraries:

3n Tainan (straight from arriving around noon at the Taipei airport)
4n Taitung (perhaps on the weekend we can day trip to Green Island or up to Hualien/Tokoro Gorge)
3n Taipei (departing around 1pm from the airport so leaving Tiapei by 10am)

OR
I could break it up a bit more/perhaps just that weekend is free and it's best I just stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Because that end bit would involve at least a 3.5hr train from Taitung to Taipei (so let's say getting in early afternoon) and then leaving by 10am on the last day, I'd really only get in 2.5 days in Taipei. Which seems quite scant for a large city.

3n Taipei (2.5 days)
1n Taitung (arrive early-ish, leave late-ish = 1 day?) not enough?
4n Taitung (arr after work on the friday, leave tues morning. giving me 3 full days
2n Taipei (arr mid day, so 1.5 days, leave morning of the 21st)

OR

2n Tainan
4n Taitung (this would depend on their schedules as it would put me there weds-sun)
4n Taipei

Thoughts and input appreciated!

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement