27 days in Taiwan Itinerary

27 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

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Taipei
— 6 nights
Train
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Keelung
— 4 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train
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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've added Museum of Medical Humanities, Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple, Liberty Square, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip itinerary planner.

Osaka, Japan to Taipei is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Taipei. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Osaka in October: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 32°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Keelung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jioufen Gold Mine Museum, Shifen Old Street, Wuer Chahu Shan/Teapot Mountain, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Wangyou Valley, walk around Zhongzheng Park, step off the mainland to explore Heping Island Park, and make a trip to Keelung Harbor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Keelung trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Taipei to Keelung in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Keelung can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Keelung

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hualien

— 5 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You've added Hsiukuluan River, Chihkeshan, Yuli Antong Hot Spring, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, hike along Xiao Zhui Lu Trail, explore the activities along Liyu Lake, and appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hualien trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Keelung to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Taroko Park, Cijin Island, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Kenting National Park in Hengchun (about 2 hours away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, look for gifts at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Kaohsiung takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
You've added Anping Gubao Ancient Street, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Garden Night Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Garden Night Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and then look for gifts at Dadong Night Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tainan trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

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.
You've added FengJia Night Market, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Cultural Heritage Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, wander the streets of Cultural Heritage Park, 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. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Taiwan Balloon Museum, wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and then look for gifts at Mark Taiwan.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taichung online road trip planner.

Drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Taipei

— 1 night

City of Azaleas

Your day by day itinerary now includes National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine as well as Hsing Tian Kong.

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Traveling by train from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), 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 · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.