13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
+3
train + subway + Fly + bus:  6​h
3
Penghu
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + subway + train:  4​h
4
Pingtung
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Zurich

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.
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and National Palace Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fulung Beach and Waiao Beach. Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Yeh Liu Geo Park in Wanli--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, stop by Ximen Red House - Ximending, and wander the streets of Ximending.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taipei trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Taipei is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Taipei reach 23°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

New Taipei, Waiao Beach, Keelung Miaokou Night Market
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Taroko Gorge. On the next day, explore the activities along Liyu Lake and then stop by Lichuan Fish Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien online day trip planner .

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Penghu.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Liyu Lake ©
Liyu Lake

2
nights
Penghu

Penghu ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Penghu Living Museum, look for gifts at Erkan Almond Tea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chixiyanpu, and finally stroll through Local Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Kueibishan, take in the pleasant sights at Ancient House of Yongcheng, and then step off the mainland to explore Penghu Islands.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Penghu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, subway, flight, and bus from Hualien to Penghu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Penghu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at White Sand Bay and Jialeshuei Surf Beach. Shop till you drop at Kending Street Night Market and Pingtung Tourist Night Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Hayashi Department Store (in West Central District) and Wander (in Anping). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pingtung day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train from Penghu to Pingtung takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Jialeshuei Surf Beach ©
Jialeshuei Surf Beach
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

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