5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kaohsiung
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
New Taipei
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Miaoli City
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
5
Taichung
— Few hours
train:  2​h
End: Kaohsiung

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes High-Heel Wedding Church. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, steep yourself in history at Formosa Boulevard Station, then examine the collection at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, then make a trip to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple, and finally step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung journey builder .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airports are Kaohsiung International Airport, Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport and Kinmen Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to New Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, High-Heel Wedding Church
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

1
night
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.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Taipei trip maker app .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to New Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Kaohsiung in November, expect nights in New Taipei to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. You'll set off for Taipei on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Shopping Outdoors

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Huashan 1914 Creative Park as well as Taipei 101. On the 6th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), see the vivid underwater world at Elephant Trunk Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Yeh Liu Geo Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shifen Waterfall Walk Area, and finally make a trip to Shifen Old Street. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Taipei 101, wander the streets of Ximending, see a show at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, then revel in the low prices at Gloria Outlets, and finally take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei online sightseeing planner .

Taipei is just a stone's throw from New Taipei. November in Taipei sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miaoli City.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

New Taipei, Gloria Outlets
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

1
day
Miaoli City

Miaoli City ©
Gong Wei Xu Tunnel has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, then make a trip to Gong Wei Xu Tunnel, and then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miaoli City journey tool .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Miaoli City takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Miaoli City are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Miaoli City

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Taichung
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Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland

few
hours
Taichung

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Sun Moon Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Fri), explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taichung vacation planner.

You can drive from Miaoli City to Taichung in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sun Moon Lake
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

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