15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yuchi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei
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: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). see BabyBoss. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for cooler days in Taipei, with highs around 23°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Fun & Games Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Keelung Harbor
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring
BabyBoss ©
BabyBoss

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hualien Tourist Fish Harbor, then stroll through Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then hike along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Xiangde Temple, then hike along Baiyang Trail, and then stroll through Zhuilu Old Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiulin tour planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Taipei to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

3
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Get out of town with these interesting Yuchi side-trips: Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Yuchi vacation planning website .

You can take a bus from Xiulin to Yuchi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

2
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and then make a trip to Hengchun South Gate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hengchun trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Yuchi to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Hengchun is a bit warmer than Yuchi - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimei Museum (in Annan) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), contemplate the long history of Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School, head off the coast to Cijin Island, and make a trip to The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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