13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  13 h
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Yuchi
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, and pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Taipei is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Taipei is 1 hour. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect nights in Taipei to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then head outdoors with Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Xiangde Temple, then head outdoors with Baiyang Trail, and then hike along Zhuilu Old Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Xiulin trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Xiulin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Chishingtan Scenic Area
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

3
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Chi Nan University.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yuchi road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Xiulin to Yuchi with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
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Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimei Museum (in Rende) and West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Shennong Street). There's much more to do: stop by The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, get outside with Ai He (Love River), and see the interesting displays at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung holiday site.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Yuchi to Kaohsiung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yuchi in December: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tainan
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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