9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Taipei
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Keelung
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
New Taipei
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Nantou
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Alishan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tainan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Taitung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Hualien
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Seoul

few
hours
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.
On the 18th (Thu), learn about all things military at Evergreen Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tianhou Temple, and then soothe aching muscles at Beauty Works Tokyo.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei sightseeing app .

Seoul, South Korea to Taipei is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Taipei. Traveling from Seoul in July, expect Taipei to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Keelung.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Historic Sites Classes
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Maritime Museum ©
Evergreen Maritime Museum
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple
Beauty Works Tokyo ©
Beauty Works Tokyo

1
night
Keelung

Keelung ©
A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures.
On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Keelung Island, make a trip to Dawulun Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jile Si, then take an in-depth tour of Keelung Cultural Center, and finally examine the collection at Yang Ming Oceanic Culture and Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Keelung day trip tool .

Keelung is very close to Taipei. In July, daytime highs in Keelung are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to New Taipei.

Things to do in Keelung

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Keelung Island ©
Keelung Island
Dawulun Fort ©
Dawulun Fort
Keelung Cultural Center ©
Keelung Cultural Center

1
night
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 20th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Yonglian Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Duchuantou Old Street, examine the collection at Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park, then take an in-depth tour of Japanese-style residential, and finally stop by Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Keelung to New Taipei takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Yonglian Temple ©
Yonglian Temple
Duchuantou Old Street ©
Duchuantou Old Street

1
night
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 21st (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, admire the sheer force of Sunglungyen Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape of Mountain of Hehuanjian.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nantou trip maker site .

Getting from New Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from New Taipei in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Nantou, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Alishan

Alishan ©
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ciyun Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple, get engrossed in the history at Alishan Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Sacred Tree, and finally hike along Jiayi Dadongshan Forest Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Nantou to Alishan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Alishan

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ciyun Temple, Alishan Sacred Tree
Highlights from your plan
Shun Bao Fu De Temple ©
Shun Bao Fu De Temple
Ciyun Temple ©
Ciyun Temple
Alishan Museum ©
Alishan Museum

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Hecheng Fanbuhang, get to know the fascinating history of Pujidian, then learn about all things military at Deyang Quchujian Exhibition Hall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tainan trip planner .

You can drive from Alishan to Tainan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Deyang Quchujian Exhibition Hall ©
Deyang Quchujian Exhibition Hall
Hecheng Fanbuhang ©
Hecheng Fanbuhang

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungshan Temple, explore the world behind art at Da Chi Nei Yun Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, then take in the natural beauty of Floating Palace, and finally hunt for treasures at Kuchan Shopping District.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Taitung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Nature Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

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 25th (Thu): stop by Chen's Mashu, explore the striking landscape at Lvdaoshilang, and then visit a coastal fixture at Green Island Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taitung trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Green Island Lighthouse ©
Green Island Lighthouse

1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 26th (Fri), appreciate the views at Emerald valley and then stop by Lichuan Fish Market.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hualien travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Emerald valley ©
Emerald valley

Similar Plans

11 days in Taoyuan District, Taipei & Hualien BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM VIETNAM May, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Taipei & New Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM MONGOLIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Taichung & Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Taipei & Yilan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Taipei & Beijing BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Taipei, Taoyuan & Taichung BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Taipei, Taichung & Kaohsiung BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Taipei BY A USER FROM THAILAND May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Kaohsiung BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans