10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + subway + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Taipei journey planning website .

Manchester, UK to Taipei is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Taipei, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nantou trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Nantou sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

3
nights
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 1st (Wed): walk around Xiao Liu Qiu and then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): shop like a local with The Pier-2 Art Centre and then examine the collection at Chimei Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Kaohsiung is somewhat warmer than Nantou - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Xiao Liu Qiu, Chimei Museum
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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