8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New Taipei
— 1 night
Drive
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Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Wujie
— 1 night
Bus to Taipei, Train to Tainan
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Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
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New Taipei

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Taipei road trip website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get little chillier in New Taipei: highs are around 29°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in New Taipei

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Taipei

— 2 nights

City of Azaleas

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 27th (Wed), make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and finally wander the streets of Ximending.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip maker.

Taipei is very close to New Taipei. November in Taipei sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wujie.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Wujie

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dongshan River Forest Park, get outside with Lucky Art, then admire the landmark architecture of Dancewoods Garden, and finally make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wujie tour planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Wujie in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Wujie

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip

Tainan

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Chimei Museum, don't miss a visit to Hai Shan Pai le Di, and then contemplate the long history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Erliao Guanriting, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, and finally admire the striking features of Anping Guanyinting.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tainan online route maker.

Do a combination of bus and train from Wujie to Tainan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Kaohsiung

— 1 night

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung route planning app.

Drive from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.

Yilan travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Hot Springs · Specialty Museums
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county. The coastal scenery serves as an attractive backdrop during holidays in Yilan, with the town offering a good introduction to the natural and cultural history of the area through a range of festivals, museums, and galleries. Following the river that flows through town out into the surrounding plains, you'll see rolling paddies, rustic townships, and a number of hot spring resorts.