17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
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Pingtung
— 2 nights
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Tainan
— 1 night
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Chiayi County
— 1 night
Drive
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Nantou
— 3 nights
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Taichung
— 2 nights
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Taitung
— 1 night
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Hualien
— 2 nights
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Taipei
— 2 nights
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Kaohsiung

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, then make a trip to The Dome of Light, then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and finally view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at E-Da Theme Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In June, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Pingtung

— 2 nights
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Hakka Culture Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park.

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You can drive from Kaohsiung to Pingtung in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Tainan

— 1 night

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tainan online journey planner.

You can drive from Pingtung to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chiayi County.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums · Historic Sites

Chiayi County

— 1 night
A rugged landscape scattered with villages and vast plains of untouched nature, Chiayi County stretches between sea and mountains on the southwestern coast.
On the 29th (Thu), visit Fenchihu Old Town and then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chiayi County holiday builder.

You can drive from Tainan to Chiayi County in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Chiayi County

Parks · Nature

Nantou

— 3 nights
Family-friendly places like Sun Moon Lake and Xitou Monster Village will thrill your kids.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantou route planner.

You can drive from Chiayi County to Nantou in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Taichung

— 2 nights

Cultural City

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, and then identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, and then stroll around Taichung Metropolitan Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taichung tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Nantou to Taichung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Taitung.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Taitung

— 1 night

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): experience rural life at Chu Lu Ranch, stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and then stop by Tiehuacun.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Taichung to Taitung in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks

Hualien

— 2 nights
On the 6th (Thu), appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley and then stroll around Farglory Ocean Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Taroko Gorge.

Plan trip to Hualien with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Taitung to Hualien by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Taipei

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Taipei day trip site.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.