10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Taichung
— 1 night
Train
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Taipei
— 3 nights
Train
3
Xiulin
— 1 night
Drive
4
Xinyi Township
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive to Kaohsiung International Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Taichung

— 1 night

Cultural City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Mark Taiwan, then steep yourself in history at Lukang, and then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland. On the next day, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, relax and rejuvenate at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally browse the different shops at Civil Square.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taichung road trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taichung is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: highs in Taichung hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taipei

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ximending, expand your horizons at Beauty Works Tokyo, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taipei itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Taipei, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Xiulin

— 1 night
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): trek along Baiyang Trail, trek along Shakadang Trail, and then trek along Taroko Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Xiulin online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Xiulin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Xinyi Township.

Things to do in Xiulin

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Xinyi Township

— 2 nights
You've now added Ali Mountain (Alishan) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan), admire the sheer force of Shuanglong (Double Dragon) Waterfall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ciyun Temple. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Liou Plum Farm, then don't miss a visit to Dream Works of the mei, and then take in the views from Pinglai Liuliguangzhiqiao.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Xinyi Township day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Xiulin to Xinyi Township with the Route module. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Xinyi Township

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hengchun

— 1 night
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Hengchun South Gate, then take a stroll through Fu'an Temple, then don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip builder app.

Drive from Xinyi Township to Hengchun in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Xinyi Township in March; daily highs in Hengchun reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hengchun

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
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.