21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Xiulin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Taipei
— 6 nights
End: Taipei

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yuchi: Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun), Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) (in Ren'ai Township) and National Museum of Natural Science (in North District). Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yuchi vacation planner .

Taipei to Yuchi is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taichung, Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Highlights from your plan
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, kick back and relax at Jialeshuei Surf Beach, and don't miss a visit to Hengchun South Gate.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Yuchi to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hengchun are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Jialeshuei Surf Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Longpan Park ©
Longpan Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Former Tainan Weather Observatory (in Dongshan), Chimei Museum (in Annan) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, admire the landmark architecture of Dragon Tiger Tower, and explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung online trip builder .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tainan, Matsu Battlefield Culture Museum - Shengli Fort
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

3
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Xiulin: Bai Bao Xi (in Shoufeng) and Chishingtan Scenic Area (in Xincheng).

Plan a Xiulin trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kaohsiung to Xiulin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Xiulin

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) and then stroll through Fulung Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gongliao vacation maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xiulin to Gongliao. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Gongliao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi) and Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District). see BabyBoss. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, stroll through Taipei Zoo, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Taipei vacation website .

Drive from Gongliao to Taipei in 1.5 hours. In October in Taipei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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