42 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

42 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan sightseeing planner

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Taipei
— 20 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 19 nights
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Taipei

— 20 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: Tamsui (Erziping Trail, Tamshui Fuyou Temple, &more), Ruifang (Xiahai Chenghuang Temple & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taipei attractions planner.

Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland) to Taipei is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Manzini to Taipei. When traveling from Manzini in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaohsiung

— 19 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 (Beauty Cave, Xiao Liu Qiu, &more), East District (Bakeli Memorial Park & Tainan Station) and Kenting National Park (in Hengchun). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), make a trip to Hai Shan Pai le Di, and take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Taipei in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kaohsiung: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips