13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
train:  3​h
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nantou
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Fanlu
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tainan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
End: Taipei


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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 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Xiangde Temple and then stroll through Taroko Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, then pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, and then explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hualien trip planner .

Taipei to Hualien is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nantou.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nantou visit site .

Traveling by train from Hualien to Nantou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Nantou are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fanlu.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rainbow Village Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

5
nights
Fanlu

Fanlu ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Fanlu: TK Food Factory (in Dalin), Fenqi Hu Old Street (in Zhuqi) and Wang Lai Shan (in Minxiong).

Plan my trip to Fanlu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Nantou to Fanlu in 1.5 hours. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Fanlu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Chiayi County, Zhuqi, TK Food Factory, Wang Lai Shan, Touliu
Highlights from your plan
Eryanping Trail ©
Eryanping Trail
Fenqi Hu Old Street ©
Fenqi Hu Old Street
Touliu ©
Touliu

2
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and then walk around Alishan Jhaoping Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shun Bao Fu De Temple, go for a walk through Sister Lake, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tanayiku.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alishan trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Fanlu to Alishan in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Fenchihu Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Fenchihu Old Town ©
Fenchihu Old Town
Shun Bao Fu De Temple ©
Shun Bao Fu De Temple

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, then get outside with Ai He (Love River), and then make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and finally view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tainan journey planner.

Getting from Alishan to Tainan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

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