15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

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Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 3 nights
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Taipei

— 3 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 Taipei's surroundings by going to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi) and Ershawan Fort (in Zhongzheng District). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei online trip builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Taipei. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nantou

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Nantou to Qingshui to see Gaomei Wetland about 56 minutes away. On the 15th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou trip builder tool.

Getting from Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nantou are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 18th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then contemplate the long history of Linshui Furen Mamiao, and finally examine the collection at Chimei Museum. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre and then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

Make your Tainan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Nantou to Tainan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Hengchun

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hengchun: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's much more to do: walk around Longpan Park, take in the awesome beauty at Kenting Dajianshan, and head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Tainan to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Hualien

— 3 nights
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Taroko Gorge, relax and rejuvenate at Pure Aroma spa, appreciate the views at Emerald valley, and explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hualien trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.