18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Yuchi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
5
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Brussels

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Fulung Beach and Taipei Zoo. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and National Palace Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ximending, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Taipei is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and subway. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in November: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 29°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 8th (Thu), get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then admire the landmark architecture of Taichung Broadcasting Bureau, then identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, and finally experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tunghai University, make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, then take in the awesome beauty at Bagua Mountain, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lugang Old Street.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taichung trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Taichung sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Changhua, Flying Cow Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street

3
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Get in touch with nature at Sun Moon Lake and Sun Moon Lake Bikeway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yuchi: Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township), Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan).

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yuchi trip builder .

You can drive from Taichung to Yuchi in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Zhuilu Old Trail, hike along Taroko Gorge, then hike along Yanzihkou Trail, and finally hike along Baiyang Trail. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple, grab your bike and head to Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Xiulin travel route builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Yuchi to Xiulin with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then make a trip to Feng Chui Sha. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Bay, and finally make a trip to Hengchun South Gate.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xiulin to Hengchun. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chimei Museum and Anping Tree House. Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area (in Donggang) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to The Dome of Light, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. In November in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tainan, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

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