13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
New Taipei
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Zurich

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fulung Beach and White Sand Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Laomei Green Reef and Neidong Forest Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Taipei: WuLaoKeng (in Su'ao) and Eighteen Peaks (in East District). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), appreciate the extensive heritage of Yonglian Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and explore the gorgeous colors at Elephant Trunk Rock.

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

Zurich, Switzerland to New Taipei is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect New Taipei to be much warmer, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lungshan Temple, Eighteen Peaks, WuLaoKeng
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Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Eighteen Peaks ©
Eighteen Peaks

3
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.
Wan Jin Church and Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Venture out of the city with trips to Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) (in West Central District), Fu'an Temple (in Checheng) and Shihmen Ancient Battle Field And Mudan Incident Memorial Park (in Mudan). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, browse the different shops at Taroko Park, view the masterpieces at Kaohsiung Port Warehouse No. 2, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip builder .

Traveling by train from New Taipei to Kaohsiung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from New Taipei, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kaohsiung, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tainan, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wan Jin Church, Shihmen Ancient Battle Field And Mudan Incident Memorial Park, Fu'an Temple
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Wan Jin Church ©
Wan Jin Church
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get outdoors at Wuling and Yushan National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lugang Longshan Temple and Yichung Shopping Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Gaomei Wetland (in Qingshui) and Dakeng No. 4 Trail (in Beitun). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Siang Shan Bikeway, head outdoors with Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and trek along WenWu Hiking Trail.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kaohsiung in November, with highs in Nantou at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taichung, Lugang Longshan Temple
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Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Wuling ©
Wuling

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