27 days in Taiwan Itinerary

27 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

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Taipei
— 6 nights
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Keelung
— 4 nights
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Hualien
— 5 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
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Tainan
— 2 nights
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Taichung
— 2 nights
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Taipei
— 1 night
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Taipei

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Guan Yin Shan Trail (in Wugu), World of Coca-Cola (in Taoyuan District) and Xinzhuang Station (in Xinzhuang). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, hunt for treasures at Raohe Street Night Market, and wander the streets of Ximending.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei online trip itinerary maker.

Osaka, Japan to Taipei is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Taipei. Traveling from Osaka in May, things will get a bit warmer in Taipei: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Keelung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Keelung

— 4 nights

Rainy Port

A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Keelung: Pingxi (Shifen Waterfall Walk Area & Shifen Old Street) and Ruifang (Jioufen Gold Mine Museum & Golden Waterfall). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Wangyou Valley, head off the coast to Heping Island Park, make a trip to Keelung Harbor, and take in the dramatic natural features at Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Keelung trip planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Keelung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Keelung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Hualien

— 5 nights
Step out of Hualien to go to Shuili and see Yushan National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien road trip website.

Take a train from Keelung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Kaohsiung

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Hengchun (Little Bay Beach & Kenting National Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, head off the coast to Cijin Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Liuhe Tourist Night Market, and make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Kaohsiung takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tainan

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Garden Night Market. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and then look for gifts at Dadong Night Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan online trip planner.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Taichung

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, take a stroll through Cultural Heritage Park, then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, then engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, and finally look for gifts at FengJia Night Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Taiwan Balloon Museum, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung, and then stop by Mark Taiwan.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tainan to Taichung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Taipei

— 1 night

City of Azaleas

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei trip tool.

Traveling by train from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Museums

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.