Speed up and down western Taiwan and the major cities on its coast via the fast, cheap and super convenient Taiwan High Speed Rail. This itinerary includes highlights along the Shinkansen train line as well as some side trips, and is somewhat fast-paced. If you feel you could do it at this pace, consider getting a Taiwan High Speed Rail Pass. Tourists that would prefer a slower pace, spending more time at each location, should get discounted One-Way Tickets and other single tickets.
Day 3 – Day trip to Yangmingshan
Yangmingshan National Park is the easiest place to go hiking near Taipei. A vast number of trails for all kinds of abilities are available.
Day 7 – Day trip from Kaohsiung
There are various side tips from Kaohsiung, but if you want to do something a little different head to Tianliao Moon World. The easy walking routes will take you through this rather mysterious, unique landscape.
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