20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Hualien
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
3
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Pingtung
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nantou
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Taichung
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, parks, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, stroll through Yanzihkou Trail, and grab your bike and head to Yufu Bikeway.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hualien road trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Hualien is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Hualien, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi). On the 23rd (Wed), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket, wander the streets of Ximending, and make a trip to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Taipei trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Taipei sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ai He (Love River) (in Yancheng), Dragon Tiger Tower (in Zuoying) and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (in Dashu District). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), admire the striking features of Hayashi Department Store, and contemplate the long history of San-Shan Guo-Wang Temple.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tainan trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Taipei to Tainan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pingtung.

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
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and then stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pingtung online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Pingtung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), and make a trip to Caotun Leicang Si.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nantou trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pingtung to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Taichung.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, have fun at Zhenqian Renai Park, and then stop by Tsutaya Bookstore - Taichung City. Keep things going the next day: walk around 921Earthquake Memorial Park, then stroll through Dakeng No.2 Trail, and then stroll around Cihji Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung trip planner.

Taichung is just a short distance from Nantou. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland

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