15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan tour planner

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan, Train to Hualien
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Hualien
— 1 night
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Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Hualien

— 1 night

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Pure Aroma spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Gangtiangong, then kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tzu Chi Foundation.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip maker website.

Los Angeles, USA to Hualien is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hualien. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature · Parks

Hengchun

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Fu'an Temple and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Dawan Kenting Beach Park, get outside with Shadao Ecological Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Bay Beach, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Kenting Tribe 1173 Surf Shop.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hualien to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. September in Hengchun sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tainan

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Popular historic sites such as Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chimei Museum and Anping Tree House. When in Tainan, make a side trip to see FuFu Spa in Xinxing, approximately Xinxing away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), take in the spiritual surroundings of An'png Kaitai Tianhou Palace, and wander the streets of Guohua Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tainan tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taichung

— 2 nights

Cultural City

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yuan Bao Temple (Yuan Bao Gong), see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Taichung Baptist Church, see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, and then explore the world behind art at Chung Tai World Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taichung trip builder app.

You can drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Taipei

— 5 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.
Visit Lungshan Temple and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Palace Museum and Hongludi. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Wulai (Wulai & Yen Town Hot Spring), Ruifang (Xiahai Chenghuang Temple & Gold Museum, New Taipei Government) and Ci-Hui Temple (in Banqiao). The adventure continues: stop by Ximending, examine the collection at Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, steep yourself in history at Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Church Taipei.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Taipei online route planner.

Drive from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.