8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+6
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly + Subway + Train + Bus:  11 h
1
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Hualien
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Taipei
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  9 h 15 min
End: Johor Bahru

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 20th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and then don't miss a visit to Wufeng Lin Family. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nantou online tour planner.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Nantou is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus, subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. When traveling from Johor Bahru in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nantou: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Wufeng Lin Family
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

1
night
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun tour planner.

You can drive from Nantou to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 23rd (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Wenshan Hot Spring, trek along Taroko Gorge, and then admire the verdant scenery at Emerald valley.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hualien trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hengchun to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Wenshan Hot Spring ©
Wenshan Hot Spring
Emerald valley ©
Emerald valley

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taipei attractions tool.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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