15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Drive to Gongliao
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Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive
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Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly

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Gongliao

— 1 night
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.
For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gongliao online sightseeing planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Gongliao is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Gongliao is 16 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in September, with highs in Gongliao at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Gongliao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Xiulin

— 2 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum, then stroll through Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zhuilu Old Trail, and then hike along Baiyang Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Xiulin tour itinerary app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gongliao to Xiulin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Xiulin

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Anping Tree House (in Anping). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, get outside with Ai He (Love River), and explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre.

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Traveling by flight from Xiulin to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Hengchun

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the galleries of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, make a trip to Guan Shan Fude Temple, and then walk around Longpan Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then make a trip to Hengchun South Gate.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hengchun trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Hengchun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Yuchi

— 2 nights
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Moon Lake Bikeway. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Chi Nan University, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yuchi using our trip planner.

Drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Yuchi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, visit Ximending, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei trip builder site.

You can drive from Yuchi to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.