21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  14 h
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Hualien
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Taipei
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Taichung
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Visiting Cijin Island and Floating Palace will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chimei Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Anping Tree House (in Anping). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

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Sydney, Australia to Kaohsiung is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Kaohsiung, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Shadao Ecological Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Taipower. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then don't miss a visit to Fu'an Temple.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hengchun travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, Fu'an Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Get in touch with nature at Lvdaoshilang and Nuwalian. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sanxiantai, explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path, head outdoors with Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, and step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Taitung planning website.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Guanshan Bicycle Path ©
Guanshan Bicycle Path
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Take a break from the city and head to Taroko Gorge and Chishingtan Scenic Area. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, get outside with Shakadang Trail, hike along Xiao Zhui Lu Trail, and paddle through the water with Uniquefun.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hualien travel planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

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

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yangmingshan National Park and Beitou Hot Spring. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Ximending. Venture out of the city with trips to YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Qingan Temple (in Ren'ai District). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and see the interesting displays at Ama Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei day trip site.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Qingan Temple
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rainbow Village Taichung and Wenwu Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lukang and Pusasi. Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Yuchi (Wenwumiaohoushan Park & Sun Moon Lake), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), explore the world behind art at Western Museum, ponder the world of politics at Wanchungong, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung visit planner.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Taichung sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nantou, Lukang, Paper-cut Art Village, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

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