8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Taichung
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tainan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuching

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101, then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally wander the streets of Ximending.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Taipei vacation builder site .

Kuching, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kuching in November: high temperatures in New Taipei hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipei
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taichung Baptist Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Taichung trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from New Taipei to Taichung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
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National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes One2 Tea House. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stop by One2 Tea House, see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, then stop by Hecheng Fanbuhang, and finally contemplate the long history of Hayashi Department Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, then savor the flavors at Freedom Sunset Market, and then look for gifts at The Pier-2 Art Centre. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yi Cheng Tang, and then grab your bike and head to Seaside Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung holiday builder app .

You can take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Freedom Sunset Market ©
Freedom Sunset Market

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