11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Taitung
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Taichung
— 2 nights
6
Taipei
— 3 nights
End: Taipei

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Raohe Street Night Market. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Raohe Street Night Market.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Raohe Street Night Market ©
Raohe Street Night Market

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
To find out how to plan a trip to Hualien, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

1
night
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You've now added Fugang Pier to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll around Beinan Wenhua Park, then stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and then make a trip to Fugang Pier.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Taitung tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Fugang Pier ©
Fugang Pier

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Xiziwan as well as Lianchi (Lotus) Lake. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, head off the coast to Cijin Island, then stroll around Xiziwan, and finally make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip maker website .

You can take a train from Taitung to Kaohsiung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes FengJia Night Market as well as National Taichung Theater.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Taichung attractions app .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Taichung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yeh Liu Geo Park, Beitou Hot Spring, Yangmingshan National Park, and other attractions you added. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). See some other sides of Taipei: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and wander the streets of Ximending.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Taipei vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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