9 days in Hangzhou & Taipei Itinerary

9 days in Hangzhou & Taipei Itinerary

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9 days in Hangzhou & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Shanghai, China
train:  1​h
1
Hangzhou, China
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
2
Taipei, Taiwan
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Shanghai, China

7
nights
Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hangzhou: Chun'an County (Hangzhou Qiandaohu National Forest Park, Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Hu), &more), West Tianmu Mountain (in Lin'an) and Wuxie Scenic Resort of Shaoxing (in Zhuji). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), stroll around Ping Hu Qiu Yue, go for a stroll along the water at Su Causeway, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou journey planner.

Shanghai to Hangzhou is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Hangzhou, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chun'an County, Wuxie Scenic Resort of Shaoxing, West Tianmu Mountain
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West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)
Gu Shan (Solitary Hill) ©
Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taipei online travel planner .

Getting from Hangzhou to Taipei by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hangzhou in April: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

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