8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
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Taichung
— 1 night
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Sanyi
— 1 day
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Dongshan
— 1 night
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Taipei
— 2 nights

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Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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Art Gallery
The Pier-2 Art Centre
4.2
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Outdoor Activity
Ai He (Love River)
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Island
Cijin Island
4.1

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Taichung

Taichung ©

Cultural City

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi, make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and finally stop by Yichung Shopping Street.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taichung journey builder tool.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in December, things will get little chillier in Taichung: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Sanyi.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Shopping
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Wildlife Area
Gaomei Wetland
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Yichung Shopping Street
4.3

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Sanyi

Sanyi ©
Sanyi Township is a rural township in southern Miaoli County, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, hike along Sih Yue Syue Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Taiwan Hakka Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sanyi trip builder.

Drive from Taichung to Sanyi in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Sanyi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Dongshan.

Things to do in Sanyi

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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History Museum
Taiwan Hakka Museum
4.0

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Dongshan

Dongshan ©
On the 30th (Mon), explore the activities along Meihua Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yilan Sancing Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Dongshan River Forest Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dongshan trip planner.

You can drive from Sanyi to Dongshan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Dongshan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
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Water Body
Meihua Lake
4.2
Religious Site
Yilan Sancing Temple
4.6

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Taipei

Taipei ©

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 31st (Tue), visit Ximending, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Keelung River Right Bank Bike Trail, explore the striking landscape of Yangmingshan National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei trip app.

Traveling by car from Dongshan to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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