8 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

8 days in Taipei & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip itinerary builder site.

Manila, Philippines to Taipei is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. August in Taipei sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chimei Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Ai He (Love River) and Cijin Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Hayashi Department Store). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake and steep yourself in history at Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung online tour planner.

You can take a train from Taipei to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
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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)

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Palace Museum and Taipei Confucius Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Shilin Night Market. Change things up with a short trip to Fulung Beach in Gongliao (about 1h 10 min away). Enjoy Taipei some more: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and look for gifts at Ximen Red House - Ximending.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Taipei vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

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