9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  8​h
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Nantou
— 1 night
train:  2​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Palace Museum and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Escape the urban bustle at Yangmingshan National Park and Guan Yin Shan Trail. Take a break from New Taipei with a short trip to Keelung River Right Bank Bike Trail in Neihu, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Taipei day trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in New Taipei, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hualian Jian Shrine and then hike along Taroko Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Yanzihkou Trail and then don't miss a visit to Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hualien itinerary planner.

Take a train from New Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Yanzihkou Trail ©
Yanzihkou Trail

1
night
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenwu Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nantou trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Hualien to Nantou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get outside with Ai He (Love River), then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake and then admire the striking features of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung road trip tool .

You can take a train from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantou in January; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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