8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
3
Hualien
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Change things up with a short trip to National Palace Museum in Shilin (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and take a stroll through Ximending.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Taipei sightseeing planner.

George Town, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from George Town in November, with highs in New Taipei at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then explore and take pictures at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nantou online holiday builder .

You can drive from New Taipei to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rainbow Village Taichung
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hike along Yanzihkou Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge, and then walk around Chishingtan Scenic Area. On your second day here, get outside with Bai Bao Xi.

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

You can take a train from Nantou to Hualien in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

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