Taiwan weather & when to go: October

October overview

As the hot, wet summer season subsides, typhoon season tails off and autumn arrives, October offers an excellent window of opportunity for travel to Taiwan. Conditions across the country are far more comfortable than in the previous few months with plenty more good weather to come.

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Good/Mixed
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Not Advised

Annual overview

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October's weather in detail

Our recommended journeys

Our Compact Taiwan holiday incorporates the essential highlights, offering a tantalising teaser of what the island has to offer. Travel from Taipei’s modern metropolis, along dramatic coastal cliffs into the world’s deepest marble gorge at Taroko National Park, descending through tea plantations to the glimmering Sun Moon Lake.

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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

 Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival

A full moon is a symbol of happiness and family reunion, triggering one of the big three Chinese festivals – and the custom of eating moon cakes.

 Double Ninth Festival

On the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, the positivity (‘yang’) of the lucky number is celebrated in the Chung Yang Festival. Climb a hill. Drink chrysanthemum wine. The local Taiwanese twist on festivities is to fly a kite.

 Taiwan National Day

A busy national holiday, featuring military parades in honour of the 1911 Wuchang Uprising. 10th October

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