15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Taipei
— 5 nights

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Hualien

— 2 nights
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences, stroll through Zuocang Trail, hike along Taroko Gorge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tzu Chi Foundation.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hualien travel route builder website.

Taipei to Hualien is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Hengchun

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hengchun tour builder.

You can drive from Hualien to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Kaohsiung

— 3 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and soothe aching muscles at FuFu Spa.

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Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Nantou

— 3 nights
Take a break from Nantou with a short trip to Dasyushan National Forest Recreation Area in Heping District, about 1h 25 min away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in December; daily highs in Nantou reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Taipei

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to YOLO Taiwan (in Dayuan) and Ruifang (Jinguashi 13 Ruins, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, take in the exciting artwork at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Nantou to Taipei by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.