14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Palace Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taipei 101 and Shilin Night Market. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 9- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National 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 18th (Thu): appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Xiangde Temple, then hike along Baiyang Trail, and then trek along Zhuilu Old Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Xiulin online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Taipei to Xiulin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, stop by Feeling18 Chocolate Shop, and then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yuchi online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xiulin to Yuchi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Feeling18 Chocolate Shop
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

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 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town, then kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, and then take in the exciting artwork at Fangliao Railway Art Village. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then make a trip to Hengchun South Gate.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hengchun attractions site.

Traveling by car from Yuchi to Hengchun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Fangliao Railway Art Village
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay
Hengchun Old Town ©
Hengchun Old Town

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Hayashi Department Store. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Pier-2 Art Centre and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area (in Donggang), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Anping Tree House (in Anping). There's lots more to do: get outside with Ai He (Love River), head off the coast to Cijin Island, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dream Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip tool.

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In October, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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