8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chenggong Township
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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 17th (Mon): stroll through Taipei Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Ximending, ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building, and then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei tour planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect nights in Taipei to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at WenWu Hiking Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, then explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yuchi trip builder website .

Drive from Taipei to Yuchi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Yuchi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chenggong Township.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

1
night
Chenggong Township

Chenggong Township ©
On the 20th (Thu), explore the activities along Sanxiantai and then step off the mainland to explore Nuwalian.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chenggong Township itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Yuchi to Chenggong Township in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Chenggong Township

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Jialeshuei Surf Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and then explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun online day trip planner .

You can drive from Chenggong Township to Hengchun in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Hengchun sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Jialeshuei Surf Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online trip builder .

Drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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