14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Magong
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hualien
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Taipei

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Yonglian Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Palace Museum and Taipei Confucius Temple. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ximending, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Taipei. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ali Mountain (Alishan) and Lugang Longshan Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lugang Old Street and Taichung Baptist Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantou: Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun) and Lukang (in Lukang). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), take in the history at Dongpubu Nongbuluo, and admire the striking features of Wenwu Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nantou itinerary app .

You can drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Changhua, Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street

1
night
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Cimeiyu, kick back and relax at Local Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Qimei Longcheng, then kick back and relax at Chixiyanpu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shihli Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Magong trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Nantou to Magong by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Penghu
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). On the next day, browse the exhibits of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then contemplate the long history of Hayashi Department Store.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung day trip planner .

Getting from Magong to Kaohsiung by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then wander the streets of Fu'an Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Hengchun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Checheng
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sixty Rock Mountain and Baiyang Trail. Visiting Shakadang Trail and Shihtiping will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanzihkou Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tzu Chi Foundation, trek along Taroko Gorge, and stroll around Chishingtan Scenic Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Hualien online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Hualien takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

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