15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taoyuan District
Drive:  1​h
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
subway:  30​min
2
Tamsui
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Wanli
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Taichung
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Taoyuan District

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shifen Old Street, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum and then wander the streets of Ximending. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, stroll through Taipei Zoo, then catch a live performance at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei tour website .

Taoyuan District to Taipei is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December in Taipei, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Tamsui.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tamsui

Tamsui ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tian Yuen Temple, then stroll through Laomei Green Reef, then take in the views from The Lover's Bridge, and finally take in the waterfront at Tamshui Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Aletheia University, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamshui Fuyou Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Fort San Domingo, and finally don't miss a visit to Danshuei.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tamsui trip planning website .

Tamsui is just a short distance from Taipei. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Wanli.

Things to do in Tamsui

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laomei Green Reef
Highlights from your plan
Laomei Green Reef ©
Laomei Green Reef
Fort San Domingo ©
Fort San Domingo
Tian Yuen Temple ©
Tian Yuen Temple

2
nights
Wanli

Wanli ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yehliu Ocean World as well as Yehliu Geopark. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Yehliu Geopark, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Yehliu Ocean World, then get to know the fascinating history of Bao'an Temple, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Jin Shan Cai Shen Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Camel Mountain, then make a trip to Guei Hou Fish Harbor, and finally explore and take pictures at Fang Yu Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wanli trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Tamsui to Wanli in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Wanli

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Shilin Night Market, Fang Yu Farm
Highlights from your plan
Yehliu Ocean World ©
Yehliu Ocean World
Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market
Jin Shan Cai Shen Temple ©
Jin Shan Cai Shen Temple

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Dome of Light, Anping Tree House and Cijin Island. On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, and then browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store. On your second day here, head off the coast to Cijin Island, then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, then take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally stop by Carton King - Kaohsiung Station.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tainan visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Wanli to Tainan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wanli in January: highs in Tainan hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cingjing Veterans Farm, Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, and then take in the waterfront at Xuan Guang Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), then admire all the interesting features of Cingjing Veterans Farm, and then stop by Liao Mayor Black Tea Shop.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yuchi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tainan to Yuchi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in January, expect Yuchi to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
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 as well as Kaomei Wetland. Get a sense of the local culture at Lukang and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Head to Tsutaya Bookstore - Taichung City and Sunshine Plaza Outletfor some retail therapy. When in Taichung, make a side trip to see Lugang Old Street in Lukang, approximately 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Audit Village.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taichung trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yuchi to Taichung in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Changhua
Highlights from your plan
Sunshine Plaza Outlet ©
Sunshine Plaza Outlet
FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©

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