20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Tamsui
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Ruifang
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
3
Pingxi
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Taitung City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
West District
— 1 night
Train:  15​min
10
East District
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
11
Tainan
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Brussels

1
day
Tamsui

Tamsui ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): hike along Erziping Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wuji Tianyuan Temple, then take in breathtaking views at Keelung River, and finally steep yourself in history at The Former Residence of Tamsui Township Head Tade Eikichi.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tamsui trip itinerary planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Tamsui is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Tamsui, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Tamsui hover around 40°C and lows are around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ruifang.

Things to do in Tamsui

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Keelung River
Highlights from your plan
Keelung River ©
Keelung River
Wuji Tianyuan Temple ©
Wuji Tianyuan Temple

1
night
Ruifang

Ruifang ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gold Temple, and finally get engrossed in the history at Japanese-style residential.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ruifang trip planning website .

You can drive from Tamsui to Ruifang in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of subway and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pingxi.

Things to do in Ruifang

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

1
night
Pingxi

Pingxi ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): trek along Dan Lan Trail, admire the sheer force of Wanggu Waterfall, make a trip to Shifen Old Street, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shifen Waterfall, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jing Tong Old Street.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pingxi trip planner .

Pingxi is just a short distance from Ruifang. In July in Pingxi, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Pingxi

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shifen Waterfall ©
Shifen Waterfall
Jing Tong Old Street ©
Jing Tong Old Street
Wanggu Waterfall ©
Wanggu Waterfall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Ximending, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary maker app .

Taipei is just a stone's throw from Pingxi. July in Taipei sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taitung City.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Ximending
Ximending

3
nights
Taitung City

Taitung City ©
Take a break from the city and head to Lvdaoshilang and Nuwalian. Get a sense of the local culture at Green Island Lighthouse and Green Island Wax Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taitung City: Chenggong Township (Sanxiantai & Taitung Bicycle Road) and Sixty Rock Mountain (in Fuli).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Taitung City trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Taitung City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taitung, Sixty Rock Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Green Island Wax Museum ©
Green Island Wax Museum
Taitung Bicycle Road ©
Taitung Bicycle Road

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll around Eluanbi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park and then examine the collection at Taipower.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hengchun road trip planner .

Drive from Taitung City to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hengchun are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
On the 31st (Wed), grab your bike and head to Siang Shan Bikeway, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park, then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Mountain of Hehuanjian, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sunglungyen Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xuanguang Temple, and finally explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yuchi tour builder site .

Drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Yuchi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lugang Old Street, and then steep yourself in history at Lukang.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung trip itinerary site .

Getting from Yuchi to Taichung by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to West District.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Changhua
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Natural Science ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©

1
night
West District

West District ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, make a trip to Bei Gang Old Street, then don't miss a visit to Singang Fenqtain Gong, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our West District trip maker website .

Take a train from Taichung to West District in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a bus to East District.

Things to do in West District

Museums

Side Trips

Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Bei Gang Old Street, Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles
Highlights from your plan
Bei Gang Old Street ©
Bei Gang Old Street

1
night
East District

East District ©
On the 5th (Mon), walk around Chiayi Park, get to know the fascinating history of Hinoki Village, make a trip to The Hinoki Village, examine the collection at Chiayi City Koji Pottery Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles, and finally steep yourself in history at Suantou Sugar Factory.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our East District road trip website .

East District is just a stone's throw from West District. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in East District

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles
Highlights from your plan
Chiayi City Koji Pottery Museum ©
Chiayi City Koji Pottery Museum
Chiayi Park ©
Chiayi Park
The Hinoki Village ©
The Hinoki Village

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan Literature, then don't miss a visit to Thai Peng Keng Maxwell Memorial Church, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tainan road trip website .

Take a train from East District to Tainan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History

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