15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  6​h
1
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Chenggong Township
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Dayuan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Hanoi

1
night
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Ai He (Love River) and then stroll through Central Park Kaohsiung.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Kaohsiung is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at White Sand Bay and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then stroll through Southern Point.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): hike along WenWu Hiking Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yuchi day trip app .

You can drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Yuchi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
On the 8th (Wed), appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Baiyang Trail, trek along Zhuilu Old Trail, and then appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Xiulin tour planner.

You can take a bus from Yuchi to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei Confucius Temple. For shopping fun, head to Taipei 101 or Shilin Nightmarket. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, wander the streets of Ximending, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and shop like a local with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei driving holiday planner .

Getting from Xiulin to Taipei by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Taipei, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Gongliao

Gongliao
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
On the 13th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lung Tung, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fulung Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gongliao trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Taipei to Gongliao by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Gongliao, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chenggong Township.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach
Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) ©

1
night
Chenggong Township

Chenggong Township ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Sanxiantai and then head off the coast to Nuwalian. On your second day here, hike along East Coast National Scenic Area, don't miss a visit to Moonlight Inn, then contemplate the long history of Dulan Site, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Water Running Up.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chenggong Township travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Gongliao to Chenggong Township takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Dayuan.

Things to do in Chenggong Township

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Taitung
Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Dulan Site ©
Dulan Site

1
night
Dayuan

Dayuan ©
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum and then get some fabulous bargains at Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dayuan route maker app .

Getting from Chenggong Township to Dayuan by car takes about 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dayuan

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou ©
Mitsui Outlet Park Linkou
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum ©
Jhuwei Beach ©
Jhuwei Beach

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