11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Taitung City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Magong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Tainan
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Hengchun Old Town. Get in touch with nature at White Sand Bay and Kenting National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun road trip app .

Brisbane, Australia to Hengchun is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to China Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in Hengchun hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taitung City.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay
Hengchun Old Town ©
Hengchun Old Town

1
night
Taitung City

Taitung City ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Xiaoyeliu, step off the mainland to explore Green Island, then make a trip to Jialulan Recreation Area, and finally stop by Natural Tasty.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taitung City trip planner .

Getting from Hengchun to Taitung City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taitung City

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Green Island ©
Green Island
Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu
Natural Tasty Healthy Confections ©
Natural Tasty Healthy Confections

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, then get engrossed in the history at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi, and finally view the masterpieces at National Center for Traditional Arts. Keep things going the next day: stop by Yongkang Street, then steep yourself in history at 228 Peace Memorial Park, then stop by Dihua Street, and finally contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple.

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Do a combination of flight and subway from Taitung City to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

National Center for Traditional Arts
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National Center for Traditional Arts ©
Yongkang Street ©
Yongkang Street
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Penghu Fossil Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jibei Sand Beach Beak, and then kick back and relax at Local Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Chixiyanpu, see the vivid underwater world at Qimei Longcheng, then kick back and relax at Shihli Beach Park, then stop by Erkan Almond Tea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Penghu Tianhou Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Magong travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Taipei to Magong takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Jibei Sand Beach Beak, Erkan Almond Tea
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu
Penghu Tianhou Temple ©
Penghu Tianhou Temple

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple, then browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Magong to Tainan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)
Confucius Temple
Confucius Temple

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