10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  5 h 30 min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Step out of New Taipei to go to Shilin and see National Palace Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), browse the different shops at Taipei 101, wander the streets of Ximending, and don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Taipei online road trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 Luce Chapel, Wuling Farm, FengJia Night Market, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Luce Chapel, experience rural life at Wuling Farm, engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, then admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally don't miss a visit to Wenchang Gongmiao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dajia Jenn Lann Temple, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, then make a trip to Niumatou Yizhi Wenhua Yuanqu, and finally make a trip to Tunghai University.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from New Taipei to Taichung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Taichung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Museums Wildlife
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FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

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 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then make a trip to Wenwu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), and then visit Nantou Service Area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantou trip itinerary planner.

Nantou is just a stone's throw from Taichung. September in Nantou sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

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

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 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, then explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and finally view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guandi Temple, then head off the coast to Cijin Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neiwei Zhen An Gong Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Nature Parks Shopping
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Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Dragon Tiger Tower ©
Dragon Tiger Tower

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