8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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New Taipei
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Bus to Gancheng, Train to Hualien
— 1 night
Train to Taipei, Train to Airport Terminal 2 Station, Foot to Taiwan Taoyuan, Fly to George Town


New Taipei — 3 nights

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. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

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George Town, Malaysia to New Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from George Town to New Taipei, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from George Town in November; daily highs in New Taipei reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nantou.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Nantou — 2 nights

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 Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area and then relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

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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.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Hualien — 1 night

On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), then hike 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.

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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.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Taiwan travel guide

Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.