19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Chimei Museum and The Pier-2 Art Centre. Visit Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Tainan side-trips: Ai He (Love River) (in Yancheng), Lianchi (Lotus) Lake (in Zuoying) and Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School (in Sanmin). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and admire all the interesting features of National Cheng Kung University.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan road trip planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Tainan is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 16 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get much hotter in Tainan: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

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
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Dawan Kenting Beach Park and White Sand Bay.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun travel route planner.

Drive from Tainan to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. October in Hengchun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yuchi.

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

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, explore the activities along Green Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Taiwan Historica and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yuchi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hengchun in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Yuchi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Taipei.

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
Taiwan Historica ©
Taiwan Historica

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and The Lin Family Mansion and Garden. Shop till you drop at Taipei 101 and Ximen Red House - Ximending. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District) and Jhuwei Beach (in Dayuan). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and stop by Dihua Street.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner .

Drive from Yuchi to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Taipei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Su'ao.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Harbor, Jhuwei Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Su'ao

Su'ao ©
On the 1st (Thu), experience rural life at Dongfong Farm, don't miss a visit to Nanfangao Fishing Port, and then kick back and relax at Neipi Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Su'ao online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taipei to Su'ao in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Su'ao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dongfong Farm
Highlights from your plan
Neipi Beach ©
Neipi Beach
Nanfangao Fishing Port ©
Nanfangao Fishing Port

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail), then make a trip to Ling Jiou Mountain Monastery, and then kick back and relax at Fulung Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gongliao day trip app .

You can drive from Su'ao to Gongliao in 1.5 hours. In November in Gongliao, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach

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