27 days in Taiwan Itinerary

27 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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27 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Taichung
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Hsinchu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Taipei
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Taitung
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township), Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan) and Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, and look for gifts at Mark Taiwan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung trip itinerary builder tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taichung is an approximately 10-hour flight. July in Taichung sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hsinchu: Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi), Jinhan Dried Persimmon (in Xinpu) and Mike Recreation Farm (in Beipu). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, make a trip to Xiao Ru Song Art Park, take in the waterfront activity at 17 Kilometers Hsinchu Coast Scenic Area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hsinchu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Taichung to Hsinchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hsinchu can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Leofoo Village Theme Park, Xiao Ru Song Art Park, Mike Recreation Farm, Jinhan Dried Persimmon
Highlights from your plan
Eighteen Peaks ©
Eighteen Peaks
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Big City ©
Big City

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, take a stroll through Ximending, take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei road trip website .

You can drive from Hsinchu to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Taipei, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
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
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Change things up with a short trip to Sun Moon Lake in Yuchi (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Taroko Gorge, experience rural life at Tai Kai Xin Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanzihkou Trail, and make a trip to Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hualien online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sun Moon Lake
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

4
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), stroll around Taidong Forest Park, make a trip to Jialulan Recreation Area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kung-Tung.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taitung tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Green Island ©
Green Island
Taitung Brown's Road ©
Taitung Brown's Road

3
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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, and get great views at Alang Yi Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. August in Hengchun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple (in Annan). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung travel route planning tool .

Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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