11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tainan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Taipei

— 4 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei driving holiday website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Side Trip

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Nantou

— 3 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Take a break from Nantou with a short trip to National Museum of Natural Science in North District, about 40 minutes away. On the 23rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nantou travel route planner.

Drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March in Nantou, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

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Tainan

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kaohsiung Main Public Library (in Qianzhen), Ajowan Spa (in Zuoying) and The Pier-2 Art Centre (in Yancheng). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), shop like a local with Hayashi Department Store, and contemplate the long history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tainan journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nantou in March: high temperatures in Tainan hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Side Trip

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Taiwan travel guide

4.2
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.