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.
For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei road trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Taipei, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. You'll set off for Taichung on the 24th (Thu).

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes FengJia Night Market, Rainbow Village Taichung, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Dajia Jenn Lann Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, and then stop by FengJia Night Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, look for gifts at Carton King Creative Park - Dakeng, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then don't miss a visit to Painted Animation Lane, then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, and finally stop by Zhonghua Road Night Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taichung journey website.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Taipei, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Taichung, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Tainan

— 1 night

Phoenix City

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

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tainan holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Taichung to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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, enjoy the sea views from Cihou Lighthouse, admire the landmark architecture 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 head outdoors with Ai He (Love River). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung route planner.

Getting from Tainan to Kaohsiung by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows 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 · Parks · Nature

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 where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chiayi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Chiayi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Nantou.

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Xitou Monster Village and then see the interesting displays at Yoshan Tea.

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Traveling by car from Chiayi to Nantou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Nantou

Museums
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Hualien

— 2 nights
You've added Ch'ing-shui Cliff, Taroko Gorge, Eternal Spring Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 29th (Tue), stop by Rainbow night market.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Nantou to Hualien takes 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 · Outdoors · Trails · 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, admire the natural beauty at Artemis Garden, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Luodong Night Market.

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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. In August, daytime highs in Yilan are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Taipei.

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. Do your shopping at Dihua Street and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). See even more of Taipei: appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Yilan to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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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.