8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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

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.
National Palace Museum and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Taipei Confucius Temple and Yangmingshan National Park will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and take a stroll through Ximending.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei online vacation planner .

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 February, things will get much warmer in Taipei: highs are around 23°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 19th (Wed), hike along Shakadang Trail, then hike along Yanzihkou Trail, then explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tzu Chi Foundation.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hualien itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taipei in February since evenings lows in Hualien dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll around Longpan Park and then explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Hualien to Hengchun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Hualien in February, you will find days in Hengchun are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Longpan Park ©
Longpan Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan, and then get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
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Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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