9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h 30​min
1
Hualien
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Nantou
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
4
Taichung
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bandar Seri Begawan

1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hike along Zuocang Trail, kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hualien day trip planner .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Hualien is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), explore the world behind art at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, then see the interesting displays at Fengyi Academy, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Wan Jin Church, then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park.

Plan trip to Kaohsiung with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Hualien to Kaohsiung in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wan Jin Church, Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
Highlights from your plan
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Fengyi Academy ©
Fengyi Academy

1
day
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 31st (Tue): get outside with Sun Moon Lake Bikeway and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yushan National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nantou trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in December; daily highs in Nantou reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Taichung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pusasi, admire the masterpieces at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, then take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally take an in-depth tour of Taichung Literature Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung online travel planner .

Taichung is just a stone's throw from Nantou. In December, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Taichung Literature Museum ©
Taichung Literature Museum

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 1st (Wed): test the waters at Beauty Works Tokyo. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, then take a stroll through Ximending, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taipei road trip tool .

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple

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