15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
New Taipei
— 1 night
train:  15​min
2
Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Taitung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Nantou
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Duchuantou Old Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shimen Jinganggong, then identify plant and animal life at Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hongludi. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Yonglian Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail), then see the interesting displays at Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Taipei trip itinerary tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to New Taipei is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to New Taipei is 6 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in New Taipei. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) ©
Yonglian Temple ©
Yonglian Temple
Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park ©
Houtong Coal-Mine Ecological Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiaosi Hot Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, then admire the landmark architecture of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Datong Old Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Songshan Ciyou Temple, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple), then steep yourself in history at 228 Peace Memorial Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei travel route builder app .

Taipei is just a stone's throw from New Taipei. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jiaoxi
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

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 17th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tzu Chi Foundation, then stroll through Zuocang Trail, and finally appreciate the views at Emerald valley. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Shen'an Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hualien online trip builder .

Getting from Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation

1
night
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the waterfront activity at Lvdaoshilang, learn more about the world around you at Luan Shan Forest Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path.

Discover how to plan a Taitung trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Guanshan Bicycle Path ©
Guanshan Bicycle Path

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 20th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau), then identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Guan Shan Fude Temple, and finally wander the streets of Fu'an Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Checheng, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Guanziling Hot Spring, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan History, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan Literature, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling). On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Alexander Butterfly Ecology Farm.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tainan trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hengchun to Tainan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Tainan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History
Guanziling Hot Spring ©
Guanziling Hot Spring

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, then explore the world behind art at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zi Nan Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shun Bao Fu De Temple and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yushan National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nantou online road trip planner .

Getting from Tainan to Nantou by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tainan in December, with highs in Nantou at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taichung, Lugang Longshan Temple, Shun Bao Fu De Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park

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