13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Taitung
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Pingtung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nantou
— 1 night
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Seoul

3
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.
You've added National Palace Museum, Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Yangmingshan National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and admire the landmark architecture of Dalongdong Bao An Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei day trip app .

Seoul, South Korea to Taipei is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seoul to Taipei due to the time zone difference. In July, Taipei is somewhat warmer than Seoul - with highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ch'ing-shui Cliff as well as Shakadang Trail. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Shakadang Trail and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Yufu Bikeway. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff and then get outside with Bai Bao Xi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien journey planner .

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

2
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You've added Jialulan Recreation Area, Lisong Hot Spring, Green Island Little Great Wall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Jialulan Recreation Area, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lisong Hot Spring, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path, and finally make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Green Island Little Great Wall, then head off the coast to Green Island, and then go for a walk through Fanchuanbi Grass.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Taitung travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Green Island ©
Green Island
Taitung Brown's Road ©
Taitung Brown's Road
Green Island Little Great Wall ©
Green Island Little Great Wall

3
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Kenting National Park and Xiao Liu Qiu. Change things up with a short trip to The Dome of Light in Xinxing (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: stroll around Longpan Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pingtung trip planner .

Getting from Taitung to Pingtung by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

The Dome of Light
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
Longpan Park ©
Longpan Park

1
night
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Sun Moon Lake has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Pingtung to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Nantou, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

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