23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Train
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Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Bus to Dapeng Bay, Ferry to Liuqiu
4
Liuqiu
— 1 night
Ferry to Donggang, Taxi to Kaohsiung
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Nantou
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 5 nights

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Hualien

— 3 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, get outside with Bai Bao Xi, contemplate the long history of Gangtiangong, and make a trip to Chongde Bay.

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Taipei to Hualien is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Taitung

— 3 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Ri Guang Temple, stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and explore the activities along Shayuan - Fushan Fish Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taitung trip planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Hengchun

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, get outside with Shadao Ecological Reserve, stroll around Longpan Park, and identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hengchun travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hengchun are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Liuqiu.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Liuqiu

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Black Dwarf Cave, and then walk around Xiao Liu Qiu.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Liuqiu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Hengchun to Liuqiu takes 3 hours. In April in Liuqiu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Liuqiu

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kaohsiung

— 3 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: West Central District (Pujidian & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)) and Anping (Anping Fort (Anping gubao) & Anping Guanyinting). The adventure continues: make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and head off the coast to Cijin Island.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Liuqiu to Kaohsiung by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nantou

— 4 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantou: Chaoyuan Gon (in Wuqi), Gaomei Wetland (in Qingshui) and SenLing Spa Massage - Shalu (in Shalu). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple, relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and trek along Dakeng No.2 Trail.

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Take a train from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in April; daily highs in Nantou reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Taipei

— 5 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, surround yourself with nature on YOLO Taiwan, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei route planner.

Getting from Nantou to Taipei by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.