15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Drive to Taoyuan District
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Taoyuan District
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Drive
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Taichung
— 3 nights
Train
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tainan
— 3 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Taoyuan District — 1 night

Taoyuan District, formerly known as Taoyuan City, is a district of Taoyuan City in northwestern Taiwan. To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Taoyuan District day trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taoyuan District is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect nights in Taoyuan District to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.
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Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nightlife
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Taichung — 3 nights

Cultural City

Known for its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Take a break from Taichung with a short trip to Cingjing Veterans Farm in Ren'ai Township, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway, examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, and don't miss a visit to Niumatou Yizhi Wenhua Yuanqu.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taichung day trip planning app.

Drive from Taoyuan District to Taichung in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Kaohsiung on the 23rd (Fri).
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Kaohsiung — 3 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Go for a jaunt from Kaohsiung to Liuqiu to see Vase Rock about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to The Dome of Light, ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Taichung to Kaohsiung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Kaohsiung is a bit warmer than Taichung - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Tainan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
Tainan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, make a trip to Blueprint Culture & Creative Park, explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tainan are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tainan to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tainan in December: highs in Taipei hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Mon).
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Taiwan travel guide

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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.
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