7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h 45​min
End: Boracay

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Taipei Zoo and Leofoo Village Theme Park. Change things up with a short trip to National Palace Museum in Shilin (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New Taipei route app .

Boracay, Philippines to New Taipei is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Boracay in December, with highs in New Taipei at 23°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taipei, Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): walk around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm and then find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou visit planner .

You can drive from New Taipei to Nantou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Guandi Temple, take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then make a trip to The Dome of Light, and finally get outside with Ai He (Love River).

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nantou in December, with highs in Kaohsiung at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Museums Outdoors
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

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