8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  10 h
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taipei tour itinerary builder app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Taipei is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Taipei. In September in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Nantou online road trip planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, thensee the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Guandi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, get great views at Sizihwan Scenic Area, and then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Dragon Tiger Tower ©
Dragon Tiger Tower
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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