8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Hualien City
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Tainan
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
5
Taipei
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
6
Ruifang
— 1 day
Bus:  30 min
7
Taipei
— 2 nights
End: Taipei

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.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taipei online trip itinerary planner .

In November in Taipei, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hualien City.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

1
night
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Shen'an Temple, then stroll through Jhih Ka Syuan Forest Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hualien Chenghuan Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hualien City trip maker site .

Getting from Taipei to Hualien City by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien City

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hualien
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
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Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Liuhe Tourist Night Market, Ruifeng Night Market, The British Consulate At Takao, and other attractions. On the 14th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cihou Lighthouse, make a trip to The British Consulate At Takao, then make a trip to The Pier-2 Art Centre, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Liuhe Tourist Night Market, and finally stop by Ruifeng Night Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hualien City to Kaohsiung takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
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Ruifeng Night Market ©
Ruifeng Night Market
Cihou Lighthouse
Cihou Lighthouse
The British Consulate At Takao ©
The British Consulate At Takao

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dadong Night Market, Koxinga Shrine, Chikanlou-Dashi-Temple, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Taiwan Salt Museum, stop by Anping Gubao Ancient Street, steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, get to know the fascinating history of Shennong Street, then make a trip to Shueisian Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chikanlou-Dashi-Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tainan trip itinerary maker .

Tainan is just a short distance from Kaohsiung. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
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Shennong Street ©
Shennong Street
Koxinga Shrine ©
Koxinga Shrine
Anping Gubao Ancient Street ©
Anping Gubao Ancient Street

1
night
Taipei

Taipei ©
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and then make a trip to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip tool .

Traveling by train from Tainan to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ruifang.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hsing Tian Kong ©
Hsing Tian Kong
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park ©

1
day
Ruifang

Ruifang ©
On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the views at Wangyou Valley, then trek along Bitoujiao Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Nanya Jiyan Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ruifang trip builder tool .

Ruifang is very close to Taipei. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Ruifang

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Wangyou Valley
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bitoujiao Trail ©
Bitoujiao Trail
Wangyou Valley ©
Wangyou Valley
Nanya Rock Area ©
Nanya Rock Area

2
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
On the 18th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, get lost in a book at Beitou Public Library, Taipei, then stroll through Daan Forest Park, and finally explore and take pictures at National Taiwan University.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip itinerary builder .

Taipei is just a short distance from Ruifang. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Daan Forest Park ©
Daan Forest Park
Beitou Public Library, Taipei ©
Beitou Public Library, Taipei
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

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