11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  13​h
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Taitung
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hengchun
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Magong
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Taichung
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Su-Hua Highway, trek along Zhuilu Old Trail, then head outdoors with Shakadang Trail, and finally head outdoors with Yanzihkou Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, then explore the activities along Shihtiping, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sixty Rock Mountain.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hualien vacation planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hualien is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Hualien is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Su-Hua Highway ©
Su-Hua Highway
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

2
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll around Taidong Forest Park, get outside with East Coast National Scenic Area, then kick back and relax at Shihysan Scenic Area, then step off the mainland to explore Sanxiantai, and finally make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Green Island, then head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanyu Badai Bay.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Taitung trip planner .

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Lanyu Badai Bay ©
Lanyu Badai Bay

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

Plan trip to Hengchun with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the views from Penghu Great Bridge, make a trip to Kueibishan, head outdoors with Local Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Hujingyu.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Magong online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Hengchun to Magong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Magong

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Penghu Great Bridge, Kueibishan
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge

4
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
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.
Get outdoors at Wuling and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Lukang and Paper Dome. Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Fenchihu Old Town (in Zhuqi), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Alishan Shenmu Area (in Alishan). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lugang Longshan Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Aseaw Square, make a trip to Tunghai University, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lugang Old Street.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Taichung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In December, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua, Alishan, Fenchihu Old Town
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Wuling ©
Wuling
Lukang ©
Lukang

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