17 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

17 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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17 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Kaohsiung
— 9 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: London

6
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 discover tucked-away gems like National Taiwan University and Lanyang Museum. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Wufengchi Waterfall (in Jiaoxi) and Jimi Square - Yilan Station (in Yilan City). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, stroll around Daan Forest Park, and steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planning website .

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Taipei. Traveling from London in November, things will get much hotter in Taipei: highs are around 29°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

New Taipei, Agenna Shipyard Relics, Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, Wufengchi Waterfall, Meihua Lake
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

9
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kenting National Park and Kaohsiung Main Public Library. Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Wusanto Reservoir (in Guantian), Liuqiu (Xiao Liu Qiu & Beauty Cave) and Hengchun (Feng Chui Sha, Eluanbi, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan, explore the world behind art at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Cihou Fort, and deepen your understanding at National Cheng Kung University.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung holiday planning app .

You can take a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Taipei in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Kaohsiung, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tainan, Hengchun, Chiayi, Liuqiu, National Chung Cheng University
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kaohsiung Main Public Library ©
Kaohsiung Main Public Library
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

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