15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Jincheng
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Taichung
— 4 nights
4
Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Paris


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1
night
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre and then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Confucius Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, then snap pictures at Ai He (Love River), and finally make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip maker site .

Paris, France to Kaohsiung is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Kaohsiung is 7 hours. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kaohsiung: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jincheng.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tainan
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

2
nights
Jincheng

Jincheng ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Deyue Tower, don't miss a visit to Shuitou Historical Houses, then head off the coast to Jiangongyu Islet, then admire the landmark architecture of Juguanglou, and finally learn about all things military at Kinmen Military Headquarters of the Qing Dynasty. On your second day here, head off the coast to Kinmen Island, admire the striking features of Chenjinglan Mansion, don't miss a visit to Kinmen Civil Defense Tunnel, then don't miss a visit to Zhaishan Tunnel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mofan Street.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jincheng tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Kaohsiung to Jincheng in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Jincheng

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinmen Island, Chenjinglan Mansion
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Jiangongyu Islet ©
Jiangongyu Islet
Zhaishan Tunnel ©
Zhaishan Tunnel
Kinmen Island ©
Kinmen Island

4
nights
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.
Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village) and Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, and get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taichung road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Jincheng to Taichung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Taichung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). On the 10th (Wed), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Taipei using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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