15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Magong
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hualien
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): go for a walk through Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and then don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, then stop by Unitai, and then take a stroll through Ximending.

To plan New Taipei vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Melbourne, Australia to New Taipei is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to New Taipei. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in New Taipei are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Cheng Lin Agarwood, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ali Mountain (Alishan), and then witness the site of a historic battle at Dongpubu Nongbuluo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nantou holiday tool .

Drive from New Taipei to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taichung, Cheng Lin Agarwood
Highlights from your plan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

1
night
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Shihli Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Chixiyanpu, see the vivid underwater world at Qimei Longcheng, then enjoy the sand and surf at Local Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Magong road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nantou to Magong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Penghu
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park and then take a stroll through Fu'an Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hengchun travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Magong to Hengchun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Checheng
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Get outdoors at East Coast National Scenic Area and Lvdaoshilang. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sanxiantai and Natural Tasty Healthy Confections. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu).

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taitung holiday builder app .

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Green Island ©
Green Island

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sixty Rock Mountain and Yanzihkou Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Shakadang Trail and Shihtiping. There's still lots to do: trek along Baiyang Trail, explore the world behind art at Hualien Rose Stone Art Gallery, stroll through Taroko Gorge, and kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hualien sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

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