16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Warsaw

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ai He (Love River) and Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area. Let the collections at Chimei Museum and The Pier-2 Art Centre capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Shennong Street) and Anping Tree House (in Anping). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park, get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online vacation planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Kaohsiung is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Warsaw to Kaohsiung. Traveling from Warsaw in August, expect Kaohsiung to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tainan, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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 23rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then don't miss a visit to Hengchun South Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, and then make a trip to Feng Chui Sha.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Hengchun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Hengchun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at WenWu Hiking Trail, then grab your bike and head to Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, stroll through Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

Start your trip to Yuchi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley and then stroll through Taroko Gorge. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Baiyang Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zhuilu Old Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Xiulin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Yuchi to Xiulin takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

1
night
Gongliao

Gongliao
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Long Men Bikeway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fulung Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gongliao online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xiulin to Gongliao. In August in Gongliao, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Palace Museum and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taipei 101 and Shilin Nightmarket. There's lots more to do: stroll through Taipei Zoo, stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, take a stroll through Ximending, and get engrossed in the history at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gongliao to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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