18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Taoyuan District
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Douliu
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Chiayi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Taipei
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Brussels


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2
nights
Taoyuan District

Taoyuan District ©
Taoyuan District, formerly known as Taoyuan City, is a district of Taoyuan City in northwestern Taiwan. Attractions like Leofoo Village Theme Park and Flying Cow Ranch make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Taoyuan District: Big City (in East District) and North District (Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple & Nanliao Port). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Aoersenlin Xuetang, stop by Peanut House, walk around Hutoushan Park, and see the interesting displays at Taoyuan Tu Di Gong Cultural Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taoyuan District road trip website .

Brussels, Belgium to Taoyuan District is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to China Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in January, with highs in Taoyuan District at 22°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Douliu.

Things to do in Taoyuan District

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hsinchu, Leofoo Village Theme Park, Flying Cow Ranch, Peanut House
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Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch
Taoyuan Tu Di Gong Cultural Museum ©
Taoyuan Tu Di Gong Cultural Museum

1
night
Douliu

Douliu ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Jan Fu Sun Fancy World, then take in the exciting artwork at Cats on the roof, and then make a trip to Huwei Contract Office Building.

Before you visit Douliu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Taoyuan District to Douliu in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chiayi.

Things to do in Douliu

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cats on the roof, Jan Fu Sun Fancy World
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Jan Fu Sun Fancy World ©
Jan Fu Sun Fancy World

2
nights
Chiayi

Chiayi ©
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, then go for a walk through Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village, and then make a trip to The Hinoki Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Alishan Forest Railway Garage Park, then stroll around Chiayi Park, then don't miss a visit to Bei Men Yi, and finally make a trip to Singang Fenqtain Gong.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiayi road trip tool .

Getting from Douliu to Chiayi by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Chiayi

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum
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The Hinoki Village ©
The Hinoki Village
Chiayi Park ©
Chiayi Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Anping Tree House (in Anping), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandi Temple, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chiayi to Kaohsiung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

7
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.
Attractions like Taipei Zoo and Fuzhong 15 make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Keelung River (in Bali). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, find something for the whole family at Taipei Children's Amusement Park, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and wander the streets of Ximending.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planner .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kaohsiung in February: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 23°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Taipei Children's Amusement Park ©
Taipei Children's Amusement Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

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