13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: London

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Japanese-style residential), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

Make your Taipei itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Taipei is 8 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get much warmer in Taipei: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

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
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Chishingtan Scenic Area and then hike along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): hike along Yanzihkou Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hualien trip planner .

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Caotun Leicang Si, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then admire the striking features of Wenwu Temple. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Hualien to Nantou in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Nantou are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu), Kenting National Park (in Hengchun) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Pier-2 Art Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ji Dian Wu Miao, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nantou to Kaohsiung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tainan, Kenting National Park, Xiao Liu Qiu
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

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