8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Taichung
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Checheng
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 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.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei itinerary planning app .

Manila, Philippines to Taipei is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila in March, expect Taipei to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums
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Dihua Street ©
Dihua Street
Q Square ©
Q Square
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park ©

3
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Get some cultural insight at Chung Tai World Museum and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lukang and Wenwu Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Lukang (Lugang Longshan Temple & Lugang Old Street). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, buy something for everyone on your list at Aseaw Square, and stop by Yichung Shopping Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung trip maker app .

Take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Changhua, Nantou
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Lukang ©
Lukang
Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©

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 6th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taroko Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gu Shan Ting, don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan, and then see the interesting displays at Fengyi Academy.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip planner.

You can take a train from Taichung to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Taichung in March, with highs in Kaohsiung at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Checheng.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches
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Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Fengyi Academy ©
Fengyi Academy

1
night
Checheng

Checheng ©
Checheng Township is a rural township in Pingtung County, Taiwan.HistoryDuring the Kingdom of Tungning, it was called "Firewood City". Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Checheng vacation planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Checheng by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Checheng

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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