5 days 4 nights for first visit to Taiwan
March 1, 2014 8:43 PM Subscribe
Here's the deal. I booked the tickets but have done nothing yet about actual planning. I tend to favor seat-of-the pants arrive and go with the flow, but that works for longer trips. Mrs. Gotanda prefers an itinerary and reservations, and we really have 4 actual days. So, we need a happy medium.
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Arrive Taipei mid-day on Monday the 17th
Depart Taipei afternoon on Friday the 22nd
Vague plan so far is a northern loop.
* Monday Tuesday night in Taipei one in university district one in Beitou for hot springs. Do the museums. See some architecture. Night market. etc.
* Wednesday night at Sun Moon Lake
* Can we go from Sun Moon Lake to the east and Taroko Gorge, or do we have to backtrack?
If so, continue on to Taroko Gorge and Thursday night in Hualien
* Then on the train back to Taipei for a half day and back on the plane
Is that reasonable? Or, someone have a better itinerary? We like food, drink, and moderate outdoor walking hiking (no trekking). I could spend all day in a museum, but Mrs. Gotanda has a limited quota for that, so we need to break it up.
Or, some other AskMefi threads suggest that Sun Moon Lake and Taroko not really worth it. Anyone have a take on Sun Moon Lake?
Any specific hotel or restaurant recommendations? Yes, street food, but one really nice sit-down dinner might be nice.
Any and all help much appreciated.