8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly
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Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
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Train to Airport Terminal 2 Station, Foot to Taiwan Taoyuan, Fly to Toronto

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Taipei

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.
Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Taipei is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Toronto to Taipei due to the time zone difference. In July, Taipei is a bit warmer than Toronto - with highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
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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 14th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantou day trip app.

Getting from Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Taipei in July: highs in Nantou hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

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Kaohsiung

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, then make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Guandi Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.