14 days in East Asia Itinerary

14 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Train
2
Tainan
— 1 night
Train to Zuoying Station, Bus to Hengchun
3
Hengchun
— 1 night
Bus to Fangshan Station, Train to Taitung City
4
Taitung City
— 1 night
Drive
5
Chishang
— 1 night
Drive
6
Hualien City
— 1 night
Train
7
Xiulin
— 1 night
Train to Luodong Station, Bus to Jiaoxi
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Jiaoxi
— 1 night
Drive
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Zhongzheng District
— 1 night
Drive
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Taipei
— 1 night
Train
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Taichung
— 2 nights
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Kaohsiung

— 1 night

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, get to know the fascinating history of Fengshan Chenghuang Temple, then steep yourself in history at Yicheng Guandi Temple, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Hanshin Department Store.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung online road trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, expect Kaohsiung to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Tainan

— 1 night

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): deepen your understanding at National Cheng Kung University.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Tainan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Hengchun

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau), then make a trip to Guan Shan Fude Temple, then get great views at Kenting Wanli Dong, and finally take a stroll through Fu'an Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hengchun itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tainan to Hengchun by combination of train and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Taitung City.

Things to do in Hengchun

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Taitung City

— 1 night
To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taitung City trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of bus and train from Hengchun to Taitung City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chishang.

Things to do in Taitung City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Chishang

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road and then don't miss a visit to Sixty Stone Mountain - Mt. Liushidan.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chishang route site.

Getting from Taitung City to Chishang by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hualien City.

Things to do in Chishang

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Hualien City

— 1 night

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hualien Chenghuan Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hualien City online journey planner.

You can drive from Chishang to Hualien City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Xiulin.

Things to do in Hualien City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Xiulin

— 1 night
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Changuang Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Xiulin vacation builder site.

Take a train from Hualien City to Xiulin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Jiaoxi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Zhaoyinggong.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jiaoxi road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Xiulin to Jiaoxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Jiaoxi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zhongzheng District.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zhongzheng District

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll around Badouzih Seaside Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zhongzheng District day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Jiaoxi to Zhongzheng District takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Zhongzheng District

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taipei

— 1 night

City of Azaleas

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.
On the 8th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum 207 and then stop by Eslite Bookstore Dunhua.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taipei attractions app.

Traveling by car from Zhongzheng District to Taipei takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Taichung

— 2 nights

Cultural City

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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple, then take a stroll through Lukang, and finally experience rural life at Wuling Farm.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taichung holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Taichung are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taitung travel guide

3.7
Parks · Islands · Landmarks
Eastern City
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face. Such natural features have been complemented by the sensitive development of the city which, because of the mountains, remains fairy hard to reach by road from other cities on the island. This means that many distinctive neighborhoods have retained their character, with notably Japanese and Chinese-built areas, and aboriginal districts to explore during a visit to Taitung. Artists from across the country have begun to open up studios in this pleasant coastal town, surrounded by rice paddies and forests of fruit trees, with a rustic atmosphere and cool sea air.

Hualien travel guide

4.1
Hiking Trails · Beaches · Landmarks

Yilan travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Hot Springs · Specialty Museums
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county. The coastal scenery serves as an attractive backdrop during holidays in Yilan, with the town offering a good introduction to the natural and cultural history of the area through a range of festivals, museums, and galleries. Following the river that flows through town out into the surrounding plains, you'll see rolling paddies, rustic townships, and a number of hot spring resorts.

Keelung travel guide

3.5
Flea Markets · Landmarks · Parks
Rainy Port
A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures. Because of its strategically important location for trade and military operations, Keelung boasts a number of forts that help to contextualize the maritime and wider history of the city and the island as a whole. The popular night market shows off the country's cuisine, its stalls selling an extensive range of freshly caught seafood, ice cream, stinky tofu, and fried sandwiches--ideal for recharging your batteries during a comprehensive tour of Keelung.