12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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— 4 nights
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Taxi to Linsen-Zhongzheng Intersection, Train to Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Train to Airport Terminal 2 Station, Foot to Taiwan Taoyuan, Fly to New York City


Taipei — 4 nights

City of Azaleas

Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Ruifang (Gold Museum, New Taipei Government, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, discover the deep blue sea with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, and admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Taipei travel planner.

New York City, USA to Taipei is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from New York City to Taipei. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Taipei, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Xiulin.
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Xiulin — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Wenshan Hot Spring, head outdoors with Taroko Gorge, and then make a trip to Tianxiang Scenic Are. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chongde Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, then take a memorable drive along Su-Hua Highway, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Shihmen Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Xiulin online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Xiulin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Yuchi.
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Yuchi — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): experience rural life at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Yuchi trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Xiulin to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Yuchi are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kaohsiung.
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Kaohsiung — 3 nights

Harbor City

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Liuqiu (Vase Rock & Beauty Cave) and Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Cijin Island, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, make a trip to The Dome of Light, and take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung tour planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Yuchi to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kaohsiung when traveling from Yuchi in November, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Taiwan travel guide

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.