17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taichung
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Ren'ai Township
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jiji
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
3
Lugu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nantou City
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Taichung
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
East District
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Taichung

2
nights
Ren'ai Township

Ren'ai Township ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), then make a trip to Ci'en Pagoda, and then explore the activities along Green Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lushan Old Street, don't miss a visit to Hehuan Peak Entrance, and then experience rural life at Taida Shandi Farm.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ren'ai Township day trip tool .

Taichung to Ren'ai Township is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ren'ai Township can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nantou, Hehuan Peak Entrance
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Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Ci'en Pagoda ©
Ci'en Pagoda

1
day
Jiji

Jiji ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jiji Wuchanggong, admire the striking features of Jiji Train Station, then don't miss a visit to Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Checheng Station.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Jiji holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Ren'ai Township to Jiji takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Jiji

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park ©
Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park
Checheng Station ©
Checheng Station

2
nights
Lugu

Lugu ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Bamboo Sky Ladder, then experience rural life at Wv Siv Farm, then take a peaceful walk through Xitou Nature Education Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xuanzang . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugu trip planning site .

Lugu is just a short distance from Jiji. August in Lugu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Lugu

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Xuanguang Temple ©
Xuanguang Temple

2
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
On the 24th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Tanayiku, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ali Mountain (Alishan), and then don't miss a visit to 60 Shih Shan. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Sister Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Fire and Water Spring, and then take in the natural beauty of Guanziling Hot Spring.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alishan vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Lugu to Alishan takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nantou City.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tainan, Ali Mountain (Alishan), Sixty Stone Mountain - Mt. Liushidan
Highlights from your plan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Guanziling Hot Spring ©
Guanziling Hot Spring
Sixty Stone Mountain - Mt. Liushidan ©

2
nights
Nantou City

Nantou City ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Fenghuanggu Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ci'entang, then make a trip to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele, and finally don't miss a visit to Lantian Tutorial Academy. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park, then don't miss a visit to ShueiShe Wharf, then admire the striking features of Xiluo Fusing Temple, and finally snap pictures at Xilou Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Alishan to Nantou City takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Nantou City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xiluo Fusing Temple, Xilou Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Fenghuanggu Bird Park ©
Fenghuanggu Bird Park
Ci'entang ©
Ci'entang
Lantian Tutorial Academy ©
Lantian Tutorial Academy

5
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wuling Farm and Luce Chapel. Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Lu Gang Long Shan Si (in Lukang) and Sector Garage (in Changhua City). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, and get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taichung trip builder .

Taichung is just a stone's throw from Nantou City. August in Taichung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Changhua
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Wuling Farm ©
Wuling Farm
Sector Garage ©
Sector Garage

3
nights
East District

East District ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Chiayi City Historical Relic Museum, then admire the engineering at Jiayi Lan Pond Dam Scenic Area, then stroll through Yue Jin Harbor Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Singang Fenqtain Gong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chiayi Park, then don't miss a visit to The Hinoki Village, then make a trip to Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien, and finally don't miss a visit to Bantou Jiao-Zhi Pottery Village.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the East District trip planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to East District in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in East District

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Xingang, Singang Fenqtain Gong, Yue Jin Harbor Park
Highlights from your plan
Chiayi Park ©
Chiayi Park
The Hinoki Village ©
The Hinoki Village

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