7 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

7 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan journey planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) or Taipei 101. You'll explore and learn at National Palace Museum and Lanyang Museum. Step out of Taipei to go to Wulai and see Wulai, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ximending, appreciate the extensive heritage of Datong Old Street, and contemplate the long history of Dalongdong Bao An Temple.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Taipei is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Manila in December, things will get a bit cooler in Taipei: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Lanyang Museum
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fo Guang Shan and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Taiwan Literature and Fengyi Academy. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Guohua Street (in Yongkang) and Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area (in Jiangjun District). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, get to know the fascinating history of Lungshan Temple, get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, and take a stroll through Yuhuanggong.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kaohsiung using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Taipei in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kaohsiung: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Tainan
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©

Similar Plans

10 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Kaohsiung, Taipei & Taichung BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Kaohsiung, Yunlin & Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Taipei, Taoyuan District & New Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kaohsiung BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans