10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Taipei
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chimei Museum and The Pier-2 Art Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area and Shennong Street. When in Kaohsiung, make a side trip to see Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) in West Central District, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Taroko Park, head off the coast to Cijin Island, admire the striking features of Formosa Boulevard Station, and visit a coastal fixture at Cihou Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Kaohsiung to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tainan, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
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Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area ©
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
Shennong Street ©
Shennong Street
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), take in the spiritual surroundings of Da Tian Hou Gong, then admire the striking features of Hayashi Department Store, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Guanziling Hot Spring, take a peaceful walk through Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Confucius Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan day trip tool .

Tainan is very close to Kaohsiung. In January, daily temperatures in Tainan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
Confucius Temple
Confucius Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, and then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street. On the next day, stop by Parklane, look for gifts at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taichung Zhonggang, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lu Gang Long Shan Si, and finally steep yourself in history at Lukang.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Taichung trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tainan in January; daily highs in Taichung reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Changhua
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Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei day trip site .

Drive from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Taipei are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping
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Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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