15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuching
+3
Fly + subway + train + taxi:  13​h
1
Pingtung
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Taipei
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yilan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuching

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.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and then view the masterpieces at Fangliao Railway Art Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Eluanbi, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kending Street Night Market, then delve into the distant past at Hengchun Old Town, then stop by Hengchun Night Market, and finally stop by Hua Qiao Market.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pingtung trip itinerary maker site .

Kuching, Malaysia to Pingtung is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Maolin National Park Purple Butterfly Valley
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White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay
Hengchun Night Market ©
Hengchun Night Market

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Pier-2 Art Centre and Chimei Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hayashi Department Store and Ruifeng Night Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Anping Tree House (in Anping) and West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Shennong Street). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, make a trip to The Dome of Light, buy something for everyone on your list at E-da Mall, and get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

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Getting from Pingtung to Kaohsiung by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Tainan
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

2
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.
On the 15th (Thu), stroll around Taichung Metropolitan Park, look for gifts at Carton King Creative Park - Dakeng, then admire the natural beauty at Maple Garden, and finally look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, take a stroll through Lukang, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, then stop by Parklane, and finally walk around Taichung Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taichung vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Nantou, Lukang
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
National Museum of Natural Science ©
Lukang ©
Lukang

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ximending and Wulai. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Palace Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Fulung Beach (in Gongliao) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket, stop by Ningxia Nightmarket, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Taipei day trip site .

Take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Yilan.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Miaokou Night Market
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Yilan

Yilan ©
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Luodong Night Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yilan travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taipei to Yilan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yilan

Parks Shopping Nature
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Luodong Night Market ©
Luodong Night Market
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
National Center for Traditional Arts ©

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