12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Busan
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Checheng
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Magong
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Busan

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, stop by Mark Taiwan, then see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, then make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung route planner.

Busan, South Korea to Taichung is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Busan to Taichung. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Busan in October; daily highs in Taichung reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lukang, Wenwu Temple
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National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
National Museum of Natural Science ©

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hayashi Department Store and National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Get some cultural insight at Fo Guang Shan and Fengyi Academy. Explore Tainan's surroundings by going to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (in Gushan), Taroko Park (in Qianzhen) and Yancheng (Ai He (Love River) & The Pier-2 Art Centre). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan History.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tainan trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tainan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Checheng.

Things to do in Tainan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan

1
night
Checheng

Checheng ©
Checheng Township is a rural township in Pingtung County, Taiwan.HistoryDuring the Kingdom of Tungning, it was called "Firewood City". Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a stroll through Fu'an Temple and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Checheng trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Checheng takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. October in Checheng sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Checheng

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple

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 11th (Fri), snap pictures at Penghu Great Bridge, don't miss a visit to Kueibishan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Beach, then make a trip to Cimeiyu, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Chixiyanpu.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Magong travel route planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Checheng 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu Great Bridge, Chixiyanpu, Kueibishan
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lanyang Museum and Spas. Get some cultural insight at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Ximending. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Laomei Green Reef (in Shimen) and Jimi Square - Yilan Station (in Yilan City). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, stop by Dihua Street, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October in Taipei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Yilan City, Lanyang Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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