11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive + ferry:  9​h
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Taipei

Taipei
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.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then admire the striking features of Taipei 101. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, wander the streets of Ximending, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket, and finally stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Taipei trip maker site .

New Delhi, India to Taipei is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Taipei is 2 hours. August in Taipei sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Gongliao

Gongliao
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Long Men Bikeway and then stroll through Fulung Beach.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gongliao day trip app .

You can drive from Taipei to Gongliao in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Gongliao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
On the 9th (Thu), trek along Zhuilu Old Trail, then trek along Yanzihkou Trail, and then stroll through Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Baiyang Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Water Curtain, then trek along Xiao Zhui Lu Trail, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Xiulin trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gongliao to Xiulin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yanzihkou Trail
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple, then explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, and finally explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yuchi trip planner.

Take a bus from Xiulin to Yuchi in 2.5 hours. In August in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway

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 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and then explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun trip itinerary site .

Drive from Yuchi to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hengchun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ai He (Love River) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip builder app .

Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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