15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 1 night
Train
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Taichung
— 2 nights
Train
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Tainan
— 1 night
Train
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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiayi
— 1 night
Drive
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Nantou
Bus to Gancheng, Train to Hualien
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Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yilan
— 1 night
Train
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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Taipei

— 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Taichung

— 2 nights

Cultural City

Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
You've added FengJia Night Market, Rainbow Village Taichung, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Dajia Jenn Lann Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and then look for gifts at FengJia Night Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, stop by Carton King Creative Park - Dakeng, admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Painted Animation Lane, then stop by Yichung Shopping Street, and finally stop by Zhonghua Road Night Market.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taichung travel planning site.

You can take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Taipei in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Taichung, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Tainan

— 1 night

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Luermenma Temple, Da Tian Hou Gong, Shennong Street, and other attractions. On the 26th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, look for gifts at Anping Gubao Ancient Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Luermenma Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Da Tian Hou Gong, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shennong Street.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tainan trip builder app.

You can take a train from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Kaohsiung

— 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ruifeng Night Market, Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, Dragon Tiger Tower, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, visit a coastal fixture at Cihou Lighthouse, admire the striking features of Chijin Tianhou Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dream Mall, then make a trip to The Dome of Light, and finally get outside with Ai He (Love River). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung tour itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiayi.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Chiayi

— 1 night
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chiayi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Chiayi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Nantou on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Chiayi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Nantou

Your day by day itinerary now includes Yoshan Tea as well as Xitou Monster Village. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Xitou Monster Village and then see the interesting displays at Yoshan Tea.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nantou trip planner.

You can drive from Chiayi to Nantou in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Nantou are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Nantou

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Hualien

— 2 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ch'ing-shui Cliff, Taroko Gorge, Eternal Spring Shrine, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Rainbow night market.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien visit planning website.

Do a combination of bus and train from Nantou to Hualien in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yilan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Yilan

— 1 night
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luodong Night Market, Artemis Garden and Jimi Square - Yilan Station. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, then admire the natural beauty at Artemis Garden, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Luodong Night Market.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yilan tour planner.

Getting from Hualien to Yilan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Yilan sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. You'll set off for Taipei on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Yilan

Parks · Shopping

Taipei

— 4 nights

City of Azaleas

You've added Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Taipei 101, Raohe Street Night Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Head to Dihua Street and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)for some retail therapy. Enjoy Taipei some more: appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taipei trip maker app.

Take a train from Yilan to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.