19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  20​h
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nantou
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Pingtung
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
5
Hualien
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Montreal

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
For shopping fun, head to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) or Taipei 101. Appreciate the collections at National Palace Museum and Lanyang Museum. Go for a jaunt from New Taipei to Beitou to see Yangmingshan National Park about 1h 10 min away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Taipei trip itinerary builder tool .

Montreal, Canada to New Taipei is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Montreal to New Taipei due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in October, with highs in New Taipei at 32°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taipei, Lanyang Museum
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

4
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get some cultural insight at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan. Take a break from the city and head to Ali Mountain (Alishan) and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). Venture out of the city with trips to Mark Taiwan (in Central District), Jhongsing Rice Castle (in Pitou) and Alishan (Alishan Museum & Shun Bao Fu De Temple). And it doesn't end there: get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nantou online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from New Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Nantou, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taichung, Changhua, Alishan
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hayashi Department Store and Chimei Museum. Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and San-Shan Guo-Wang Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tainan side-trips: Ai He (Love River) (in Yancheng) and Taroko Park (in Qianzhen). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan Literature, contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, and admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Tainan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pingtung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park

3
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Fengyi Academy. Explore hidden gems such as Fo Guang Shan and Kaohsiung Main Public Library. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donglong Temple.

To see maps and tourist information, read Pingtung trip maker app .

You can drive from Tainan to Pingtung in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get in touch with nature at Sixty Rock Mountain and Yanzihkou Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Shihtiping. Take a break from Hualien with a short trip to Sanxiantai in Chenggong Township, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Shakadang Trail, gain insight at National Dong Hwa University, and stroll through Taroko Gorge.

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You can take a train from Pingtung to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sanxiantai
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

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