27 days in Taiwan & Paramaribo Itinerary

27 days in Taiwan & Paramaribo Itinerary

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27 days in Taiwan & Paramaribo Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg, Canada
+2
Fly + foot + train:  19​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Alishan, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Taichung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Ruifang, Taiwan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Xiulin, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Huxi, Taiwan
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  45​h
9
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  35​h
10
Pingxi, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg, Canada


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2
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
You've added Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Chimei Museum, Maolin National Park Purple Butterfly Valley, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Kaohsiung CKS Martial Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, then admire the striking features of Formosa Boulevard Station, and finally examine the collection at Chimei Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower and then admire the verdant scenery at Maolin National Park Purple Butterfly Valley.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary builder website .

Winnipeg, Canada to Kaohsiung is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Kaohsiung is 14 hours. Traveling from Winnipeg in December, expect Kaohsiung to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Dragon Tiger Tower ©
Dragon Tiger Tower

2
nights
Hengchun, Taiwan

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.
Kenting Homeone has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Kenting Homeone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun day trip tool .

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kenting Homeone
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park

2
nights
Alishan, Taiwan

Alishan ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shuiyang Forest as well as Ali Mountain (Alishan). Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Ali Mountain (Alishan) and then get in touch with nature with Shuiyang Forest. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Yushan National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alishan trip maker website .

Getting from Hengchun to Alishan by car takes about 4 hours. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Alishan

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nantou
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Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Shuiyang Forest ©
Shuiyang Forest

2
nights
Taichung, Taiwan

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lugang Longshan Temple, Sun Moon Lake and Rainbow Village Taichung. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Alishan to Taichung takes 3 hours. December in Taichung sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sun Moon Lake, Lugang Longshan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Yangmingshan National Park, Shilin Nightmarket, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Yangmingshan National Park, take a stroll through Ximending, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Nightmarket. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum and then take a memorable ride with Maokong mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Taipei online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ruifang.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature Parks Shopping
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
Ruifang, Taiwan

Ruifang ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yehliu Geopark as well as Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ruifang road trip planning site .

Ruifang is very close to Taipei. In December in Ruifang, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Ruifang

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

2
nights
Xiulin, Taiwan

Xiulin ©
Taroko Gorge has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, hike along Taroko Gorge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Xiulin road trip planning tool .

Getting from Ruifang to Xiulin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Xiulin

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge

2
nights
Huxi, Taiwan

Huxi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the views from Penghu Great Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Penghu Islands, then explore the fascinating underground world of Whale Cave, and finally make a trip to Tong Liang Gu Rong.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Huxi trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xiulin to Huxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huxi

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Xiyu, Tong Liang Gu Rong, Hakusakyo Town
Highlights from your plan
Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge
Whale Cave ©
Whale Cave

3
nights
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fort Zeelandia. On the 26th (Sat), make a trip to Centrale Markt, steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, then don't miss a visit to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Commewijne River, then snap pictures at Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, and then stroll around Palmentuin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paramaribo trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Huxi to Paramaribo. The time zone difference when traveling from Huxi to Paramaribo is minus 11 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Paramaribo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Palmentuin ©
Palmentuin
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica

2
nights
Pingxi, Taiwan

Pingxi ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Shifen Old Street, don't miss a visit to Shifen Waterfall Walk Area, then see the interesting displays at Taiwan Coal Mine museum, and finally snap pictures at Jingan Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Shifen Scenic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shifen Waterfall, then make a trip to Pingxi Station, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pingci Old Street.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pingxi tour planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paramaribo to Pingxi. Traveling from Paramaribo to Pingxi, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paramaribo in December, things will get slightly colder in Pingxi: highs are around 23°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pingxi

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City
Highlights from your plan
Shifen Waterfall Walk Area ©
Shifen Waterfall Walk Area
Shifen Old Street ©
Shifen Old Street
Shifen Waterfall ©
Shifen Waterfall

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