Whether you have the opportunity to do a long stopover in Taipei, or you want to really explore the capital before heading elsewhere, this best of Taipei travel itinerary should help you get started. It’ll show you the highlights of this dynamic city, from its historical neighborhoods and street markets, to the beautiful mountains and hot springs nearby.
All of the tourist spots can be reached with public transportation, so consider purchasing one of the Taipei Metro passes. If you are here on a layover, the Taoyuan Airport and Taipei Metro Ticket is perfect.
Day 1 – Central Taipei
Start your Taipei adventures with a trip up Taipei 101, the city’s tallest observation deck, then grab lunch at the crazy toilet restaurant. Next head to the spectacular National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, do a bit of shopping at the hip Huashan 1914 Creative Park and then end the day with tasty street food at Raohe.
Day 4 – Tamsui
Tamsui is where locals go for the weekend to enjoy seaside views and attractions. Tamsui Old Street is full of delicious snacks, while nearby there are lots of interesting historical sites. Getting here on a bicycle makes for a lovely ride along the beautiful coastline, so consider using a YouBike on this day.
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