21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Taipei
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Xiulin

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

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Xiulin online visit planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Xiulin is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Xiulin, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimei Museum (in Annan), National Cheng Kung University (in East District) and Former Tainan Weather Observatory (in Dongshan). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), make a trip to The Dome of Light, and take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung visit planner .

You can fly from Xiulin to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
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
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, stroll through Longpan Park, explore the galleries of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hengchun tour planner .

Drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hengchun are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Chi Nan University and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yuchi tour itinerary builder tool .

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. In September in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District), Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). see BabyBoss. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, make a trip to Danshuei, and shop like a local with Taipei 101.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taipei online visit planner .

Getting from Yuchi to Taipei by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Taipei, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

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

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Fulung Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gongliao tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Gongliao takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gongliao are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach

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