10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Kaohsiung

— 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, head off the coast to Cijin Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. In December, Kaohsiung is a bit cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Nantou

— 2 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Hutou Mountain, then explore the world behind art at Chung Tai World Museum, and then examine the collection at Mu Sheng Insect Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nantou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kaohsiung in December: high temperatures in Nantou hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Museums

Taipei

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Ruifang (Cyuanji Temple, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, stop by Ximending, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner.

You can drive from Nantou to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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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.