13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Magong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Manila, Luzon

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 16th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip maker .

Manila, Philippines to Taipei is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. In May, Taipei is slightly colder than Manila - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), National Center for Traditional Arts
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Local Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jibei Sand Beach Beak, then explore the gorgeous colors at Qimei Longcheng, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chixiyanpu. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Penghu Tianhou Temple, then wander the streets of Erkan Community, then stop by Erkan Almond Tea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shihli Beach Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Magong trip itinerary maker .

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 your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Jibei Sand Beach Beak
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Jibei Sand Beach Beak ©
Jibei Sand Beach Beak
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Tianhou Temple ©
Penghu Tianhou Temple

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan and then explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tainan online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Magong to Tainan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)

3
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 in touch with nature at Kenting National Park and White Sand Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Hengchun Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hengchun online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tainan to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can 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

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River), pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Cathedral Minor Basilica, then don't miss a visit to The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Caishan Natural Park
Caishan Natural Park

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