15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Tainan
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Step out of Taipei with an excursion to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, take in the awesome beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Taipei at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Taroko Gorge and then kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Yanzihkou Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hualien trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Hualien

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

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 7th (Tue), experience rural life at Wv Siv Farm and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nantou trip planner .

You can take a train from Hualien to Nantou in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

1
night
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 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to Hengchun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nantou in April since evenings lows in Hengchun dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Xiao Liu Qiu in Liuqiu (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and head off the coast to Cijin Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Tainan is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Anping Guanyinting, get to know the fascinating history of Shennong Street, and look for gifts at Hecheng Fanbuhang.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tainan route builder tool .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Tainan by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Tainan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

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