9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Kaohsiung
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Taichung
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Alishan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Xiulin
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

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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 25th (Tue): browse the exhibits of The Pier-2 Art Centre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River).

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Manila, Philippines to Kaohsiung is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December, Kaohsiung is slightly colder than Manila - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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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 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, and then don't miss a visit to Tunghai University.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taichung trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Hengchun to Taichung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hengchun in December, expect Taichung to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Tunghai University ©
Tunghai University

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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. On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Moon Lake Bikeway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yuchi trip builder tool .

Drive from Taichung to Yuchi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Yuchi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway

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Alishan

Alishan ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Alishan Shenmu Area and then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alishan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yuchi to Alishan takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Alishan

Nature Parks
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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©

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night
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): trek along Baiyang Trail, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, and then trek along Taroko Gorge.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Xiulin sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alishan to Xiulin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Outdoors Trails Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Eternal Spring Shrine ©
Eternal Spring Shrine

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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.
On the 1st (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then look for gifts at Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taipei road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Xiulin to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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