9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Yuchi
— 1 day
Taxi to Linsen-Zhongzheng Intersection, Train to Kaohsiung
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
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Taipei
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Yuchi — 1 day

Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Ci'en Pagoda, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yuchi trip planner.

Taipei to Yuchi is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Taipei in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yuchi: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at FuFu Spa, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Yuchi to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Taipei.
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Taipei — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Ruifang (Jinguashi 13 Ruins, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, visit Ximending, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip builder.

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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