8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 1 day
Train:  30​min
3
Sanyi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Jiaoxi
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to The Dome of Light, take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, then get outside with Ai He (Love River), and finally contemplate the long history of Formosa Boulevard Station.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kaohsiung: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally stop by Mark Taiwan.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taichung trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in December; daily highs in Taichung reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Sanyi.

Things to do in Taichung

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
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National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

1
night
Sanyi

Sanyi ©
On the 29th (Sun), experience rural life at Tongluo Tea Factory, then admire the masterpieces at Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, then take in the views from Sheng Sing Station Long Teng Bridge, and finally take in the views from Lonsheng Fallen Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sanyi day trip planning tool .

Sanyi is just a short distance from Taichung. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Sanyi

Museums

Side Trip

Tongluo Tea Factory
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Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum ©
Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum
Tongluo Tea Factory ©
Tongluo Tea Factory
Lonsheng Fallen Bridge ©
Lonsheng Fallen Bridge

1
night
Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, then make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, then browse the exhibits of National Center for Traditional Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Lanyang Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jiaoxi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Jiaoxi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Jiaoxi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

National Center for Traditional Arts, Lanyang Museum, Jimi Square - Yilan Station
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Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Wufengchi Waterfall ©
Wufengchi Waterfall
National Center for Traditional Arts ©

2
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.
On the 31st (Tue), appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101. On the next day, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei vacation planning website .

Getting from Jiaoxi to Taipei by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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