14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Xinyi Township
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
End: Taipei

1
night
Gongliao

Gongliao
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
On the 17th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail), contemplate the waterfront views at Lung Tung, then make a trip to Sandiaojiao Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Fulung Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gongliao travel itinerary planner.

Taipei to Gongliao is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July in Gongliao, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach
Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) ©
Sandiaojiao Lighthouse ©
Sandiaojiao Lighthouse

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
On the 18th (Wed), appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, then stroll through Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Baiyang Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Water Curtain, then trek along Zhuilu Old Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Xiao Zhui Lu Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Xiulin tour website .

Explore your travel options from Gongliao to Xiulin with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Xinyi Township.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Chishingtan Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

1
night
Xinyi Township

Xinyi Township
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Shuanglong (Double Dragon) Waterfall, then go for a walk through Pinglai Liuliguangzhiqiao, then relax in the rural setting at Liou Plum Farm, and finally take in the history at Dongpubu Nongbuluo.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Xinyi Township itinerary site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xiulin to Xinyi Township. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Xinyi Township

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
On the 21st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Paper Dome, then stop by Feeling18 Chocolate Shop, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zi Nan Temple, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xuanzang , and finally trek along WenWu Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yuchi trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Xinyi Township to Yuchi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Yuchi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then make a trip to Feng Chui Sha. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then delve into the distant past at Hengchun Old Town, and finally make a trip to Hengchun South Gate.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yuchi to Hengchun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) 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

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ai He (Love River) and Qi Jing Bathing Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hayashi Department Store and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Venture out of the city with trips to Chimei Museum (in Annan), Anping Tree House (in Anping) and Confucius Temple (in West Central District). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, kick back and relax at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park Kaohsiung.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung day trip tool .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum

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