12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kota Kinabalu
Fly:  6 h
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Kota Kinabalu

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 24th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and then explore the activities along Ai He (Love River).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung online travel planner .

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. When traveling from Kota Kinabalu in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kaohsiung: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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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)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Jialeshuei Surf Beach, kick back and relax at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and then explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hengchun route site .

Drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Jialeshuei Surf Beach
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park
Jialeshuei Surf Beach ©
Jialeshuei Surf Beach

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along WenWu Hiking Trail, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuchi online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Yuchi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hengchun in November, things will get a bit cooler in Yuchi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baiyang Trail and then trek along Zhuilu Old Trail.

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Getting from Yuchi to Xiulin by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Xiulin

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road ©
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road

1
night
Gongliao

Gongliao
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) and then stroll through Fulung Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Gongliao driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Xiulin to Gongliao with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Gongliao

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach
Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) ©

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.
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei Confucius Temple will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Taipei 101 and Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, wander the streets of Ximending, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo.

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You can drive from Gongliao to Taipei in 1.5 hours. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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