11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Matsu
— 1 day
+3
ferry + taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Magong
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Taitung City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Chenggong Township
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Lanyu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tainan
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Shanghai

1
day
Matsu

Matsu ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanghou Trail, don't miss a visit to Dongyong Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of Shen Mi Xia Hai Wan.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Matsu vacation planner .

Shanghai, China to Matsu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Matsu

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dongyong Lighthouse ©
Dongyong Lighthouse

1
night
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Local Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jibei Sand Beach Beak, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shihli Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Penghu Islands, enjoy the sea views from Yuwengdao Lighthouse Siyu Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magong Chenghuang Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Penghu Tianhou Temple, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Chixiyanpu.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Magong day trip app .

Traveling by car from Matsu to Magong takes 21.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Taitung City.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Jibei Sand Beach Beak
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Tianhou Temple ©
Penghu Tianhou Temple
Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands

2
nights
Taitung City

Taitung City ©
On the 4th (Sat), experience rural life at Lu Yeh High Land, then take in the dramatic natural features at Habagou Island, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lvdaoshilang, and finally head off the coast to Green Island. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Prehistory, indulge your taste buds at Fanshubuo Yang's Diguasu, then explore the world behind art at Taitung Railway Art Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Xiaoyeliu, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Taidong Forest Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taitung City route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Magong to Taitung City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Chenggong Township.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Taitung
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Prehistory ©
National Museum of Prehistory
Taitung Railway Art Village ©
Taitung Railway Art Village
Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu

1
night
Chenggong Township

Chenggong Township ©
On the 6th (Mon), make a trip to Xingang Fishing Market, step off the mainland to explore Nuwalian, and then explore the activities along Sanxiantai.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chenggong Township trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Taitung City to Chenggong Township takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lanyu.

Things to do in Chenggong Township

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Xingang Fishing Market ©
Xingang Fishing Market

1
night
Lanyu

Lanyu ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Lanyu Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanyu Badai Bay, then head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), and finally Head underground at Lover Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lanyu day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Chenggong Township to Lanyu with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Lanyu

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Lanyu Badai Bay ©
Lanyu Badai Bay
Lover Cave ©
Lover Cave

2
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then don't miss a visit to Hengchun South Gate. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Hengchun Shih Pai Park (Houtungshan Historical Park).

Plan a Hengchun trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lanyu to Hengchun. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Hengchun Old Town ©
Hengchun Old Town
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

1
night
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): deepen your knowledge of military history at Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then get to know the fascinating history of Shennong Street, then browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tainan trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Confucius Temple
Confucius Temple
Shennong Street ©
Shennong Street
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)

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