8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong

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.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, then admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and then examine the collection at Chimei Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung route planner.

Hong Kong, China to Kaohsiung is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then visit Nantou Service Area. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantou trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Nantou sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

3
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.
Take a break from Taipei with a short trip to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, wander the streets of Ximending, admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei itinerary planning site.

Drive from Nantou to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Taipei sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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