8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ali Mountain (Alishan), Ten Drum Ciatou Creative Park, The Dome of Light, and other attractions. On the 1st (Fri), make a trip to The Dome of Light, identify plant and animal life at Ali Mountain (Alishan), then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Ten Drum Ciatou Creative Park, then stop by Ruifeng Night Market, and finally view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area and then explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for slightly colder days in Kaohsiung, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Ali Mountain (Alishan), Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area ©
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area

2
nights
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.
You've added Taichung Jade Market, Xitou Monster Village, Lavender Forest, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lavender Forest, savor a delicious cup with Taichung Jade Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xitou Nature Eduction Area, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, and finally stop by FengJia Night Market. On the next day, make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, then get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street, and finally make a trip to Xitou Monster Village.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Taichung online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Taichung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in November, expect Taichung to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantou, Lugang Old Street
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Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yangmingshan National Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Yeh Liu Geo Park, stop by Ximen Red House - Ximending, then take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Center for Traditional Arts, Yeh Liu Geo Park
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park

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