18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Su'ao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Taipei
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tainan
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

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.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gongliao trip itinerary builder tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Gongliao is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to China Standard Time is 16 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: high temperatures in Gongliao hover around 32°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Su'ao.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach
Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) ©

1
night
Su'ao

Su'ao ©
On the 19th (Fri), get outside with Lucky Art and then enjoy the sand and surf at Neipi Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Su'ao journey planner .

Traveling by car from Gongliao to Su'ao takes 1.5 hours. October in Su'ao sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Su'ao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Neipi Beach ©
Neipi Beach

6
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.
Head to Taipei 101 and Ximen Red House - Ximendingfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Palace Museum and National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and The Lin Family Mansion and Garden (in Banqiao). see BabyBoss. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, and meet the residents at Taipei Zoo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei day trip site .

You can drive from Su'ao to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Chi Nan University, steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple, and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Taiwan Historica, then see the interesting displays at Fenghuanggu Bird Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yuchi day trip planning site .

Getting from Taipei to Yuchi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Fenghuanggu Bird Park ©
Fenghuanggu Bird Park

3
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.
Relax by the water at Dawan Kenting Beach Park and White Sand Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Hengchun Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun travel route planner.

You can drive from Yuchi to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hengchun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jialeshuei Surf Beach, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Shennong Street will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chimei Museum and The Pier-2 Art Centre. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), steep yourself in history at Hayashi Department Store, don't miss a visit to Former Tainan Weather Observatory, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ShiLuoDian.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tainan trip planner .

Getting from Hengchun to Tainan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In October in Tainan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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

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