8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Hualien
— 1 night
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.
Go for a jaunt from New Taipei to Shilin to see National Palace Museum about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), browse the different shops at Taipei 101, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Taipei trip app.

George Town, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Taipei Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from George Town in November: high temperatures in New Taipei hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): visit Rainbow Village Taichung and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou trip builder website.

Drive from New Taipei to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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.
On the 5th (Thu), head outdoors with Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), thenhike along Taroko Gorge, and then kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Bai Bao Xi.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hualien road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Nantou to Hualien in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to 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
Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) ©
Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto)

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