5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan attractions planner

Make it your trip
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Taipei
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay



— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by Ximen Red House - Ximending. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planning tool.

Boracay, Philippines to Taipei is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Boracay in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Taipei, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 1 night
On the 25th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Taiwan Historica, take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan), and then take a stroll through Taiwan Yingcheng Taotailang Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nantou trip planning tool.

Drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums


— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to The Dome of Light and then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Museums

Taiwan travel guide

Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.