25 days in Taiwan Itinerary

25 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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25 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
West District
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
7
Hsinchu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Taipei
— 10 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam


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3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yangmingshan National Park and Taipei Confucius Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Yilan Lover's Bay and Dalongdong Bao An Temple. Take a break from Taipei with a short trip to Lanyang Museum in Toucheng, about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong and look for gifts at Dihua Street.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei travel route builder tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Taipei is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to China Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect Taipei to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Hengchun.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lanyang Museum, Yilan Lover's Bay
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Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple

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 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Hengchun South Gate.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Taipei to Hengchun in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Beaches Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jialeshuei Surf Beach, Fu'an Temple
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Jialeshuei Surf Beach ©
Jialeshuei Surf Beach
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple
Hengchun South Gate ©
Hengchun South Gate

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, indulge your taste buds at Freedom Sunset Market, and then take in the natural beauty of Floating Palace. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cihou Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Kaohsiung Port Warehouse No. 2, look for gifts at Hanshin, then get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, and finally examine the collection at Fengyi Academy.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Shopping Spas
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Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Cihou Fort ©
Cihou Fort

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Linshui Furen Mamiao, look for gifts at Hecheng Fanbuhang, then stroll through Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tainan travel route builder site .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Tainan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to West District.

Things to do in Tainan

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
Linshui Furen Mamiao ©
Linshui Furen Mamiao

1
night
West District

West District ©
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Singang Fenqtain Gong, take a stroll through Cats on the roof, steep yourself in history at Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple, then wander the streets of Paper-cut Art Village, then examine the collection at Chiayi City Historical Relic Museum, and finally make a trip to Hinoki Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Suantou Sugar Factory, look for gifts at Cheng Lin Agarwood, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Park Chitose Five Years, and finally don't miss a visit to Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the West District trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tainan to West District takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in West District

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien, Park Chitose Five Years, Suantou Sugar Factory, Cheng Lin Agarwood
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Park Chitose Five Years ©
Park Chitose Five Years

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the galleries of Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung, look for gifts at Dawncake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi, and finally browse the different shops at Showtime Plaza.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taichung planner .

You can take a train from West District to Taichung in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Military Villages Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jhulian Temple, then stop by Xi Chun Xiang, and finally kick back and relax at Xinyue Beach.

Plan my day in Hsinchu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Taichung to Hsinchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hsinchu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Xinyue Beach
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Military Villages Museum ©
Military Villages Museum
Jhulian Temple ©
Jhulian Temple

10
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
Explore hidden gems such as Neipi Beach and Nanning Fish Market. Sandiaojiao Lighthouse and Gold Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Yilan City (Jimi Square - Yilan Station & Zhaoyinggong), Gongliao (Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) & Long Dong Wan Cape Trail) and Japanese-style residential (in Ruifang). See some other sides of Taipei: kick back and relax at Waiao Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple, make a trip to Yonglian Temple, and get to know the fascinating history of Paoma Historical Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip site .

Drive from Hsinchu to Taipei in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Su'ao, Dongshan, Yilan City, Jiaoxi
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Sandiaojiao Lighthouse ©
Sandiaojiao Lighthouse
Juming Museum ©
Juming Museum

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