15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h 30​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
New Taipei
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Head to The Pier-2 Art Centre and Freedom Sunset Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Anping Tree House (in Anping), Annan (Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple & National Museum of Taiwan History) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nei Men Zi Zhu Si, contemplate the long history of Shaduo Temple, don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan, and head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kaohsiung is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Kaohsiung, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Kaohsiung is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

4
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taichung Baptist Church and 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute and Mark Taiwan. Venture out of the city with trips to Yuchi (Wenwu Temple & Sun Moon Lake), Ci'entang (in Nantou City) and Lugang Old Street (in Lukang). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, browse the different shops at Showtime Plaza, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, and examine the collection at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip site .

Take a train from Kaohsiung to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taichung, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

5
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Head to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Pacific Sogo Taipeifor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Palace Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Taipei: Yangmingshan National Park (in Beitou), Garden 91 (in Shilin) and Ren'ai Market (in Ren'ai District). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Taipei 101, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and take a stroll through Ximending.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Taipei road trip tool .

Take a train from Taichung to New Taipei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taipei, Ren'ai Market
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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