15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + foot + train:  21​h 15​min
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Taitung
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Pingtung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
New Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through Baiyang Trail and then hike along Taroko Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Yanzihkou Trail, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, and then trek along Xiao Zhui Lu Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip maker app .

Edmonton, Canada to Hualien is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Edmonton to Hualien. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

2
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Xiaoyeliu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lvdaoshilang, and then take a memorable drive along Jin Gang Da Dao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Shayuan - Fushan Fish Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Nuwalian.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung tour planner.

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

Things to do in Taitung

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu

2
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pingtung trip planner.

Traveling by train from Taitung to Pingtung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

1
night
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 9th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), take a peaceful walk through Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area, and then browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tainan online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pingtung to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Beaches Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 10th (Wed), wander the streets of Checheng Logging Exhibition Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, then identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, and then contemplate the long history of Lukang.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nantou trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Nantou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taichung, Lukang
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan

4
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.
Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and Sugar & Spice - Taipei 101. Get outdoors at Yangmingshan National Park and Laomei Green Reef. Go for a jaunt from New Taipei to Shilin to see National Palace Museum about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ximending, get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Taipei driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nantou to New Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in New Taipei sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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