21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  19​h
1
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pingtung
— 3 nights
+4
taxi + train + subway + Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Magong
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + subway + train:  5​h
5
Hualien
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Taipei
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Madrid

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hayashi Department Store and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Taiwan History and National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Step out of Tainan to go to Qianzhen and see Taroko Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Confucius Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), admire the landmark architecture of Anping Guanyinting, and delve into the lush surroundings at Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area.

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Madrid, Spain to Tainan is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Madrid to Tainan, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Popular historic sites such as Zi Nan Temple and Wenwu Temple are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and National Museum of Natural Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantou: Cheng Lin Agarwood (in Huwei) and Shun Bao Fu De Temple (in Alishan). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan), and take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Tainan to Nantou in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nantou are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Taichung, Cheng Lin Agarwood, Shun Bao Fu De Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Fo Guang Shan. Explore hidden gems such as Kenting National Park and Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pingtung trip planner .

Getting from Nantou to Pingtung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kueibishan, kick back and relax at Local Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Qimei Niumuping, explore the striking landscape at Chixiyanpu, then look for all kinds of wild species at Qimei Longcheng, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Magong travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Pingtung to Magong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Kueibishan
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get outdoors at Sixty Rock Mountain and Sanxiantai. Lin Tian Shan Cultural Museum and Chi-lai-bi Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Taitung Brown's Road in Chishang (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, trek along Baiyang Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanzihkou Trail, and make a trip to Fanshuliao.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Magong to Hualien in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Let the collections at Lanyang Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yangmingshan National Park and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, stop by Yuzhenxin, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Lanyang Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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