8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h
1
New Taipei
— 1 night
train:  15​min
2
Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Wujie
— 1 night
bus + train:  4​h
4
Tainan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Taipei trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, with highs in New Taipei at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping
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Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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 27th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and finally wander the streets of Ximending.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip planner .

Taipei is just a stone's throw from New Taipei. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wujie.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Wujie

Wujie ©
On the 29th (Fri), admire the striking features of Dancewoods Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Dongshan River Forest Park, then experience rural life at Guangsing Farm, and finally make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wujie online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Wujie takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Wujie

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Guangsing Farm, Jimi Square - Yilan Station, Dongshan River Forest Park
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Jimi Square - Yilan Station ©
Jimi Square - Yilan Station

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan
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 appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Erliao Guanriting, then get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, and finally admire the striking features of Anping Guanyinting.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tainan travel route website .

Getting from Wujie to Tainan by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums
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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

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 2nd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 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
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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

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