15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
train + Fly:  28​h
1
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Taitung
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hualien
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
5
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Baden-Baden

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Natural Science and Wenwu Temple. Get in touch with nature at Ali Mountain (Alishan) and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantou: Pusasi (in Dali), Shun Bao Fu De Temple (in Alishan) and Nantian Temple (in Dadu). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zi Nan Temple, and explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nantou trip planner .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Nantou is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Baden-Baden to Nantou is 7 hours. While traveling from Baden-Baden, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Nantou, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taichung, Shun Bao Fu De Temple
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan

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 30th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park and then step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau). Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hengchun tour planner.

Drive from Nantou to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Hengchun are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through East Coast National Scenic Area and then head off the coast to Sanxiantai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Mantou Rock and then head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taitung travel site .

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Mantou Rock ©
Mantou Rock

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sixty Rock Mountain and Mukumugi Valley. Get in touch with nature at Shakadang Trail and Yanzihkou Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Baiyang Trail, explore the activities along Shihtiping, and stroll through Taroko Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hualien trip planner .

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

2
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, then take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally take a stroll through Ximending.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip planner .

Getting from Hualien to New Taipei by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

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