23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  18​h
1
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tainan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pingtung
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
4
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hualien
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
6
New Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Showtime Plaza and Tsutaya Bookstore - Taichung City. Explore hidden gems such as Taida Shandi Farm and Mona Rudao Memorial Stele. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. It doesn't end there: take a stroll around Zhongxingxin Village and stroll around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nantou visit planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Nantou is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Nantou is 7 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: high temperatures in Nantou hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Cheng Kung University and Hecheng Fanbuhang. Change things up with a short trip to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in Gushan (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan History, take in the natural beauty of Guanziling Hot Spring, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, and make a trip to Old Tainan District Court.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tainan driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nantou to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Tainan

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Highlights from your plan
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
Hecheng Fanbuhang ©
Hecheng Fanbuhang
National Cheng Kung University ©
National Cheng Kung University

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Longpan Park and Hua Qiao Market. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau), delve into the distant past at Hengchun Old Town, steep yourself in history at Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park, and don't miss a visit to Syuhai Plain.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pingtung day trip website .

Getting from Tainan to Pingtung by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Longpan Park ©
Longpan Park
Hengchun Old Town ©
Hengchun Old Town
Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park ©
Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
For shopping fun, head to Chen's Mashu or Siwei Market. You'll discover tucked-away gems like East Coast National Scenic Area and Taitung Jialulan Coast. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lvdaoshilang and explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taitung road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Pingtung to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Guanshan Bicycle Path ©
Guanshan Bicycle Path

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lichuan Fish Market and Yufu Bikeway. There's lots more to do: get outside with Bai Bao Xi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tzu Chi Foundation, wander the wide-open spaces of Chihkeshan, and don't miss a visit to Chongde Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hualien trip maker site .

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lushui Trail ©
Lushui Trail
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation
Emerald valley ©
Emerald valley

4
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Shop till you drop at Q Square and Metro Walk Shopping Center - Taoyuan. Step off the beaten path and head to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area and Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple). Change things up with a short trip to Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple) in Wenshan (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple, don't miss a visit to Crescent Bridge, see the vivid underwater world at Elephant Trunk Rock, and stop by Linhuatai Tea Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Hualien to New Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Taipei, Metro Walk Shopping Center - Taoyuan, Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Q Square ©
Q Square
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple) ©
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple)

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