11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Xiulin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and Ximending. Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang--about 46 minutes away. see BabyBoss. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip maker app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

1
night
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. On the 11th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge, then head outdoors with Su-Hua Highway, and then appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Xiulin using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Taipei to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Su-Hua Highway ©
Su-Hua Highway
Eternal Spring Shrine ©
Eternal Spring Shrine

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. On the 12th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Sun Moon Lake Butterfly Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yuchi online trip maker .

Getting from Xiulin to Yuchi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In December in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Butterfly Park
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Butterfly Park ©
Butterfly Park

3
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at White Sand Bay and Jialeshuei Surf Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Hengchun Old Town.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hengchun online vacation builder .

You can drive from Yuchi to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Hengchun is somewhat warmer than Yuchi - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jialeshuei Surf Beach, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, and then explore the activities along Ai He (Love River). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School and then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Tainan
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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