15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hengchun
— 2 nights
2
Alishan
— 1 night
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
4
Taipei
— 4 nights
5
Hualien
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Paradise of Deer, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Shadao Ecological Reserve and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun day trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Hengchun is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. In February, Hengchun is slightly colder than Manila - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve

1
night
Alishan

Alishan ©
On the 18th (Tue), hike along Jyumu Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then head outdoors with Mihu Trail, and finally head outdoors with Tashan Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Alishan road trip planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Alishan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hengchun in February, you will find days in Alishan are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Tashan Trail ©
Tashan Trail

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sun Moon Lake and National Museum of Natural Science. Take a break from Nantou with a short trip to Minigolf Taichung in West District, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, don't miss a visit to Taiwan Adventist College, take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain, and see the interesting displays at Chung Tai World Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nantou trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Alishan to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Alishan in February since evenings lows in Nantou dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

4
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.
Bring the kids along to National Palace Museum and Museum of Medical Humanities. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Keelung River (in Bali). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taipei road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Family-friendly places like Chishingtan Scenic Area and Farglory Ocean Park will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get outside with Taroko Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, trek along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), and don't miss a visit to Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taipei in February since evenings lows in Hualien dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

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