26 days in East Asia Itinerary

26 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Taipei
— 3 nights
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Zhongli
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Hsinchu
Drive
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Miaoli City
Drive
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Taichung
— 7 nights
Drive
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Changhua
— 1 night
Drive
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Gukeng
— 1 night
Drive
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Chiayi
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Magong
— 4 nights
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10
Tainan
— 1 night
Train
11
Kaohsiung
— 1 day
Drive
12
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive
13
Taitung
— 1 night
Drive
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Hualien
— 1 night
Train
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Jiaoxi
— 1 night
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Taipei

— 3 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), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Pingxi (Shifen Old Street & Shifen Waterfall). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

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

Hong Kong, China to Taipei is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Taipei are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zhongli.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Zhongli

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zhongli road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Taipei to Zhongli in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Hsinchu on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Zhongli

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Hsinchu

Windy City

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.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hsinchu online trip itinerary builder.

Hsinchu is just a stone's throw from Zhongli. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Miaoli City on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Miaoli City

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miaoli City itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hsinchu to Miaoli City in an hour. In January in Miaoli City, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Taichung on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Miaoli City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Taichung

— 7 nights

Cultural City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm, Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area, &more), Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan (in Puli) and Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park (in Nantou City). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, relax in the rural setting at Gonglaoping Farm, engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, and don't miss a visit to Tunghai University.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taichung trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Miaoli City to Taichung takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Changhua.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Changhua

— 1 night

Bamboo Town

The city of Changhua has a scattered few historical and cultural sites, all located close to the main train station.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to Sector Garage, stop by Lukang, then make a trip to Tianhou Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Changhua trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Taichung to Changhua in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Gukeng.

Things to do in Changhua

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Gukeng

— 1 night
Gukeng Township is a rural township in the easternmost part of Yunlin County, Taiwan. On the 30th (Thu), stop by TK Food Factory, then get in on the family fun at Jan Fu Sun Fancy World, and then don't miss a visit to Gukeng Green Tunnel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gukeng trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Changhua to Gukeng in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Gukeng are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chiayi.

Things to do in Gukeng

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Chiayi

— 3 nights
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiayi: Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple (in Beigang), Fenchihu Old Town (in Zhuqi) and Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (in Taibao). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles, don't miss a visit to The Hinoki Village, take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Forestry Village & Hinoki Village, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiayi Loco Shed Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chiayi using our trip planner.

Chiayi is just a stone's throw from Gukeng. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Magong.

Things to do in Chiayi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Magong

— 4 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Explore Magong's surroundings by going to Xiyu (Whale Cave & Penghu Islands). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Penghu Tianhou Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serpent Head Mountain, get great views at Kueibishan, and snap pictures at Penghu Great Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Magong day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chiayi to Magong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. In February, daytime highs in Magong are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tainan.

Things to do in Magong

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tainan

— 1 night

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Plan a trip to Tainan easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Magong to Tainan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Magong in February: highs in Tainan hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kaohsiung

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), then contemplate the long history of Formosa Boulevard Station, and finally don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Hengchun

— 1 night
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 9th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Southern Point, then walk around Eluanbi, and then meet the residents at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Taitung

— 1 night

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taitung online travel planner.

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. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Hualien

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the views at Emerald valley and then stroll through Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hualien journey planner.

Getting from Taitung to Hualien by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature

Jiaoxi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Tangweigou Jiaosi Hot Spring Park, then take in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring, and finally stop by Chili Hunter -Wenchuang Shop. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, see the interesting displays at Lanyang Museum, and then walk around Jiaosi Hot Spring Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jiaoxi travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Hualien to Jiaoxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hualien in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Jiaoxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Taoyuan travel guide

4
Landmarks · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Though not known for its attractions, Taoyuan has long been one of Taiwan's fastest growing cities. Its location near Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport makes it a convenient place to stay overnight, and while there aren't that many tourist-friendly things to do in Taoyuan, the industrial city is home to many modern shopping malls, cafes, and affordable restaurants. Those looking for an outdoor adventure can make the most of a range of nearby trails by going hiking.

Yunlin travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Theme Parks · Specialty Museums

Penghu travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Beaches · Bridges

Pingtung travel guide

3.9
Scuba & Snorkeling · Parks · National Parks
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere. A trip to Pingtung reveals the laid-back culture of Southern Taiwan, where palm-lined streets lead to temples and lively night markets. The national park tops most Pingtung itineraries: renowned as home to some of Taiwan's best beaches, it boasts plenty of opportunities for hiking, diving, surfing, or jet-skiing.

Yilan travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Hot Springs · Specialty Museums
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county. The coastal scenery serves as an attractive backdrop during holidays in Yilan, with the town offering a good introduction to the natural and cultural history of the area through a range of festivals, museums, and galleries. Following the river that flows through town out into the surrounding plains, you'll see rolling paddies, rustic townships, and a number of hot spring resorts.