22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Hsinchu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
7
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©
On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
On the 27th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Leofoo Village Theme Park and then look for gifts at Jinhan Dried Persimmon. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jhulian Temple, then experience rural life at Mike Recreation Farm, and finally go for a stroll along the water at 17 Kilometers Hsinchu Coast Scenic Area.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hsinchu holiday site .

Edmonton, Canada to Hsinchu is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in October, things will get much hotter in Hsinchu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks Trails Beaches

Side Trips

Mike Recreation Farm, Leofoo Village Theme Park, Jinhan Dried Persimmon
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Jhulian Temple ©
Jhulian Temple

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take a stroll through Ximending, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Yangmingshan National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taipei journey planner .

Traveling by car from Hsinchu to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Taipei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Sixty Rock Mountain, grab your bike and head to Yufu Bikeway, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hualien trip app .

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

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

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), stroll around Taidong Forest Park, stop by Natural Tasty Healthy Confections, and see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Taitung travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Hualien to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll around Longpan Park and then explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun travel planner .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Longpan Park ©
Longpan Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, stop by The Pier-2 Art Centre, admire the masterpieces at Da Chi Nei Yun Museum, and make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung day trip website .

Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Nantou is known for nature, parks, theme parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), and find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in November, things will get slightly colder in Nantou: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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