10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan visit planner

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan, Foot to Airport Terminal 2 Station, Train to THSR Zuoying Station
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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: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Ai He (Love River), ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, relax and rejuvenate at Ajowan Spa, and take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung online itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Kaohsiung is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. In January, Kaohsiung is warmer than New York City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips


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Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 24th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jinlong Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nantou, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in January, things will get little chillier in Nantou: highs are around 67°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip


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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, contemplate the long history of U-mkt, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and take a stroll through Ximending.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Taipei are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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.