14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Taipei
— 4 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 1 night
Drive
3
Baisha Township
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nantou
— 3 nights
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Bus to Taichung, Train to THSR Zuoying Station, Fly to Zurich

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Taipei

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Ruifang (Keelung Mountain, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more) and Dianji temple (in Ren'ai District). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, stop by Ximending, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and make a trip to Jhang Shan Temple.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taipei trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Taipei is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Taipei. When traveling from Zurich in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hualien

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Taroko Gorge and then don't miss a visit to O'rip Hualien.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Baisha Township.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Baisha Township

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Tong Liang Gu Rong, visit Hakusakyo Town, then make a trip to Niaoyu, and finally get great views at Kueibishan. On the next day, head off the coast to Penghu Islands, take in the dramatic natural features at Daguoye Xuanwuyan, then make a trip to Siyu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chixiyanpu, and finally snap pictures at Penghu Great Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baisha Township online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Baisha Township takes 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Baisha Township

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alishan

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tashan Trail, trek along Mihu Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shun Bao Fu De Temple. On your second day here, stroll around Dinghu Ecological Park, hike along Tefuye Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Yuyupas.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Alishan planner.

Getting from Baisha Township to Alishan by car takes about 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Nantou

— 3 nights
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Ci'en Pagoda, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Chung Tai World Museum, then take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and then stroll around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nantou online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alishan to Nantou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Nantou are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.