11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Windsor
Bus + Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Windsor

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei itinerary builder app .

Windsor, Canada to Taipei is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from Windsor in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Taipei: highs are around 39°C and lows about 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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 4th (Wed): make a trip to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nantou road trip website .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

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

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.
Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to The Dome of Light, admire the striking features of Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung day trip app .

Traveling by train from Nantou to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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