24 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

24 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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24 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 9 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kaohsiung
— 14 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
End: Taipei

9
nights
Taipei

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Taoyuan Valley (in Toucheng), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Danshuei (in Tamsui). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and wander the streets of Ximending.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei attractions planning app .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Taoyuan Valley, Leofoo Village Theme Park, Dancewoods Garden
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

14
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Hengchun (Kenting National Park, White Sand Bay, & more), Rende (Chimei Museum & Ten Drum Cultural) and West Central District (National Museum of Taiwan Literature, Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), & more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Pier-2 Art Centre, head off the coast to Cijin Island, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung road trip app .

You can take a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Taipei in January, you will find days in Kaohsiung are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tainan, Hengchun, Zhutianyiyuan, Xiao Liu Qiu, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Find places to stay Jan 19 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum

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