7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
2
New Taipei
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Taichung
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Nantou
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tainan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
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.
On the 24th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taipei trip itinerary planner .

Manila, Philippines to Taipei is an approximately 6-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in March: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Xinbei.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
New Taipei

New Taipei ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Golden Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and finally steep yourself in history at Wulai.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Xinbei road trip site .

Xinbei is just a stone's throw from Taipei. March in Xinbei sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Historic Sites Nature Shopping
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Wulai ©
Wulai
Golden Waterfall ©
Golden Waterfall

1
night
Taichung

Taichung ©
Known 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.
On the 27th (Tue), engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, and finally steep yourself in history at ConfuciusTemple Martyr's Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taichung trip builder .

Getting from Xinbei to Taichung by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Taichung sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nantou County.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

1
day
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Yushan National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Wen Wu Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yushan National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantou County online road trip planner .

Nantou County is very close to Taichung. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of 台南孔子廟 Tainan Confucius Temple, explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store, appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan History, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou County to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)

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