15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Hualien
— 2 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Palace Museum and Qingan Temple. Take a break from the city and head to YOLO Taiwan and Like It Formosa. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). The adventure continues: stop by Ximending, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Taipei road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Taipei is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Taipei. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taipei, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantou

— 2 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get outside with Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Yushan National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nantou holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Nantou sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Visiting Liuqiu Dive and Siao Liou Ciou Ge Ban Bay Beach Venice Beach will get you outdoors. Chimei Museum and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Kaohsiung to Liuqiu to see Beauty Cave about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Ai He (Love River), get a dose of the wild on Andy's Cab - Private Tour Guide, and relax and rejuvenate at FuFu Spa.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Hengchun

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Taipower. Escape the urban bustle at Kenting National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Shadao Ecological Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, and get outside with White Sand Bay.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun journey planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Hengchun sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hualien

— 2 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): hike along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), head outdoors with Taroko Gorge, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple. On the next day, head outdoors with Chishingtan Scenic Area and then surround yourself with nature on Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Hualien takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.