16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Xinyi Township
— 1 night
Drive
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Xiulin
— 2 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung

— 2 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Step out of the city life by going to Ai He (Love River) and Lianchi (Lotus) Lake. Get some cultural insight at The Pier-2 Art Centre and Chimei Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Anping Guanyinting (in Anping) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, admire the striking features of Guandi Temple, and head off the coast to Cijin Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung road trip planning app.

Paris, France to Kaohsiung is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Kaohsiung is 7 hours. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Kaohsiung to be much warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hengchun

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kenting National Park and Jialeshuei Surf Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fu'an Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Paradise of Deer, stroll around Eluanbi, and enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Hengchun sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yuchi

— 2 nights
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Checheng Logging Exhibition Hall and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain, then admire the striking features of Wenwu Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yuchi online journey planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, Yuchi is slightly colder than Hengchun - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Xinyi Township.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xinyi Township

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): experience rural life at Liou Plum Farm and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ali Mountain (Alishan).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Xinyi Township sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Yuchi to Xinyi Township takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Xinyi Township when traveling from Yuchi in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Xinyi Township

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Xiulin

— 2 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Su-Hua Highway and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): trek along Taroko Gorge, hike along Shakadang Trail, and then trek along Baiyang Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Xiulin day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xinyi Township to Xiulin. In February, daytime highs in Xiulin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Taipei

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Wulai. Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and Shilin Night Market. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ximending, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, expand your horizons at Beauty Works Tokyo, and take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Taipei online visit planner.

Getting from Xiulin to Taipei by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Taipei when traveling from Xiulin in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
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.