14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: West Central District (National Museum of Taiwan Literature & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Pier-2 Art Centre, get outside with Ai He (Love River), don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung journey builder website .

London, UK to Kaohsiung is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Kaohsiung, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu, Kenting National Park
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Explore Nantou's surroundings by going to National Museum of Natural Science (in North District) and Kaomei Wetland (in Qingshui). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, don't miss a visit to Caotun Leicang Si, take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), and relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou trip maker website .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Nantou by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then hike along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hualien day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Nantou to Hualien in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: 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, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Taipei travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks 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

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