18 days in East Asia Itinerary

18 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kaohsiung International Airport, Drive to Hengchun
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tainan
— 1 night
Drive
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Taichung
— 1 night
Drive
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Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 9 nights

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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've now added Kenting National Park to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Fu'an Temple and Hengchun Old Town. Get outdoors at Shadao Ecological Reserve and Dawan Kenting Beach Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Jialeshuei Surf Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Mudan Shihmen Battle Field, kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, and head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hengchun sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hengchun is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in February, with highs in Hengchun at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tainan

— 1 night

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kenting National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hayashi Department Store, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan route planning site.

Drive from Hengchun to Tainan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March in Tainan, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taichung

— 1 night

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 4th (Wed): engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi, then stop by Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Taichung itinerary maker app.

Drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tainan in March; daily highs in Taichung reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

Nantou

— 3 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Jhongsing Rice Castle and then take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan). On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), then wander the streets of Lukang, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nantou journey planner.

You can drive from Taichung to Nantou in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Nantou, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Taipei

— 9 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Museum 207. Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Gongliao (Old Caoling Circle-lined & Long Dong Wan Cape Trail), Fuxing District (Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area & Lala Mountain Nature Reserve) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Dongshan River Forest Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and trek along Yang Ming Shan Qing Tian Gang.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Taipei visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips