8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly
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New Taipei
— 1 night
Drive
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Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wujie
— 1 night
Bus to Taipei, Train to Tainan
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Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at YehLiu Geopark and then hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Taipei trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in New Taipei

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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), don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and finally visit Ximending.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei tour itinerary website.

Taipei is just a stone's throw from New Taipei. In November in Taipei, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wujie.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Wujie

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the striking features of Dancewoods Garden, identify plant and animal life at Dongshan River Forest Park, then relax in the rural setting at Guangsing Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Jimi Square - Yilan Station.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wujie trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Taipei to Wujie in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Wujie sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Wujie

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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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): see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hai Shan Pai le Di, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Erliao Guanriting, 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 other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tainan travel planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Wujie to Tainan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive 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), take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and then get outside with Ai He (Love River).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes 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.