18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  28​h
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tainan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Taipei
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Birmingham

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.
Popular historic sites such as Dalongdong Bao An Temple and Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple) are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at National Palace Museum and Lanyang Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Fulung Beach (in Gongliao), Neipi Beach (in Su'ao) and Shimen (White Sand Bay & Laomei Green Reef). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiaosi Hot Spring, don't miss a visit to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Taipei online journey planner .

Birmingham, USA to Taipei is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Taipei, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Taipei, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New Taipei, Jiaoxi, Lanyang Museum, Neipi Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bashatun Gongtian Temple, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, then admire the masterpieces at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, then take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally get outside with Daan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway, then head outdoors with Dakeng No. 4 Trail, and then make a trip to Wanchungong.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taichung vacation builder website .

You can take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bashatun Gongtian Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Sun Moon Lake has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Chung Tai World Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yushan National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nantou trip itinerary website .

Nantou is just a stone's throw from Taichung. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of An'png Kaitai Tianhou Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan History, and finally get outside with Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), then admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and finally contemplate the long history of Linshui Furen Mamiao.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tainan travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Nantou to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wan Jin Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, explore the world behind art at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, then get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, and finally see the interesting displays at Fengyi Academy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Wan Jin Church
Highlights from your plan
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Fengyi Academy ©
Fengyi Academy

1
night
Taipei

Taipei ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Juming Museum and then take in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take a stroll through Wulai and then let little ones run wild at Beauty Works Tokyo.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Taipei road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

New Taipei, Jiaosi Hot Spring Park
Highlights from your plan
Juming Museum ©
Juming Museum
Wulai ©
Wulai
Jiaosi Hot Spring Park ©
Jiaosi Hot Spring Park

Similar Plans

22 days in Taiwan & Okinawa Prefecture BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Okinawa Prefecture & Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in South Pacific & Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans