8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taitung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hualien
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
4
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
On the 8th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hengchun is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Hengchun reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Natural Tasty Healthy Confections, step off the mainland to explore Green Island, and then explore the activities along Sanxiantai.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Taitung travel route tool .

Drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Green Island ©
Green Island
Natural Tasty Healthy Confections ©
Natural Tasty Healthy Confections

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 11th (Wed), head outdoors with Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area, then get outside with Shakadang Trail, and finally head outdoors with Yanzihkou Trail. On the next day, trek along Baiyang Trail and then hike along Taroko Gorge.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hualien trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Yanzihkou Trail ©
Yanzihkou Trail

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, examine the collection at National Palace Museum, and then wander the streets of Ximending. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Taipei trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Hualien to New Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

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