14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Taichung
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Japanese-style residential). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo.

Plan trip to Taipei with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 40°C and lows are around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

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.
On the 31st (Wed), hike along Yanzihkou Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chishingtan Scenic Area. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hualien online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District), Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple (in Annan) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu, make a trip to The Dome of Light, get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung route planner .

Traveling by train from Hualien to Kaohsiung takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

4
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Yuchi (Wenwu Temple & Sun Moon Lake). It doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taichung trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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