17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

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Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 4 nights
Drive
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Beigang
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
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Taipei

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like National Palace Museum and YehLiu Geopark will thrill your kids. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Ershawan Fort (in Zhongzheng District) and Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take a stroll through Ximending, and admire the striking features of Taipei 101.

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

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Taipei. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Nantou

— 4 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and National Museum of Natural Science. Take a break from Nantou with a short trip to Yuan Zuei Shao Lai Shan in Heping District, about 1h 10 min away.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nantou, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Beigang.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Beigang

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the views from Beigang Daughter Bridge, then make a trip to Bei Gang Wu de Temple God of Wealth Temple, then make a trip to Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Bei Gang Old Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beigang online trip builder.

Drive from Nantou to Beigang in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nantou in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Beigang, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Beigang

Historic Sites

Kaohsiung

— 5 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.
Attractions like Fo Guang Shan and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Liuqiu Dive, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, don't miss a visit to Lungshan Temple, and head off the coast to Cijin Island.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online tour planner.

Getting from Beigang to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Beigang, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kaohsiung, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Kenting National Park. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Alang Yi Trail, don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone, and wander the streets of Fu'an Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hengchun travel route planning tool.

Drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.