5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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5 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kota Kinabalu
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Nantou
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Kota Kinabalu

1
night
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou route planner.

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Nantou is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kota Kinabalu in December; daily highs in Nantou reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

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.
Take a break from New Taipei with a short trip to National Palace Museum in Shilin, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and take a stroll through Ximending.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Taipei tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nantou to New Taipei by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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