When is the best time to go to Taiwan?

When is the best time to go to Taiwan? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Taiwan, the weather is good everywhere in March and April
  • The best months to go to Taipei are March, April, May, June, July and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Taipei are June, July, August and September
  • The rainiest months in this city are June, August and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Hualien and Taroko National Park, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Taipei are June, July, August, September and October

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit Taiwan
Map of the best times to visit Taiwan ©whereandwhen.net

Central Taiwan
Sun Moon Lake, Puli (Nantou)...

January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
67°F to 83°F°C
1 to 17 days
June and September
83°F to 85°F°C
13 to 22 days
July and August
83°F to 85°F°C
21 to 27 days

Eastern taiwan
Hualien City, Yilan, Taitung...

March, April, October and November
70°F to 83°F°C
4 to 15 days
70°F to 83°F
February, May, June, July, August and September
67°F to 90°F°C
2 to 20 days
70°F to 86°F
January and December
65°F to 76°F°C
2 to 13 days
70°F to 79°F

Northern Taiwan
Taipei, Keelung, Yangmingshan National Park...

March, April, May, June, July and September
70°F to 94°F°C
4 to 11 days
70°F to 85°F
January, February, August, October and November
63°F to 94°F°C
6 to 13 days
70°F to 85°F
67°F to 68°F°C
8 to 13 days

Northwest Taiwan
Taichung, Hsinchu, Miaoli...

October, November and December
68°F to 85°F°C
2 to 5 days
70°F to 79°F
January, February, March, April, May and September
67°F to 90°F°C
2 to 13 days
67°F to 83°F
June, July and August
81°F to 90°F°C
11 to 21 days
83°F to 85°F

Southwest Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Tainan, Kenting National Park...

January, February, March, November and December
68°F to 83°F°C
0 to 5 days
76°F to 81°F
April, May and October
79°F to 86°F°C
3 to 16 days
79°F to 83°F
June, July and September
85°F to 90°F°C
9 to 23 days
86°F to 90°F°C
14 to 25 days
85°F to 86°F

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Taiwan for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Taiwan by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Taiwan

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Taiwan and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Taipei, Hualien, Kaohsiung, Puli (Nantou) and Hsinchu, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Taiwan

Find out when Taiwan has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Taiwan

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, March, April, May, June, September and November. The number of visitors to Taiwan is high in: February, July, August, October and December.

  • Very low season in Taiwan: May, June and September.
  • Low season in Taiwan: January, March, April and November.
  • High season in Taiwan: October.
  • Peak season in Taiwan: February, July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Taiwan month by month

Average price for flights to Taiwan

A return flight between Sydney and Taipei is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 671 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 402 more for your airline ticket to Taipei if you go in december.

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Where to go in Taiwan?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Puli (Nantou)70°F74°F76°F79°F83°F85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F79°F72°F
Kenting National Park72°F74°F76°F79°F83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F79°F76°F
Sun Moon Lake67°F70°F72°F77°F81°F83°F85°F83°F83°F81°F76°F68°F
Yangmingshan National Park65°F67°F70°F77°F83°F88°F92°F90°F88°F79°F76°F67°F
Alishan National Scenic Area68°F72°F76°F81°F86°F88°F90°F88°F86°F83°F79°F72°F
Green Island (Lutao)70°F72°F76°F79°F83°F86°F86°F86°F85°F81°F77°F72°F


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Is this weather information for Taiwan reliable?

Climate data for Taiwan has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Taiwan allows us to determine the average for each month in Taipei, Hualien, Kaohsiung, Puli (Nantou), Hsinchu, Keelung, Kenting National Park, Miaoli, and 13 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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