28 days in Taiwan Itinerary

28 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Taipei
— 3 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tainan
— 1 night
Drive
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Alishan
— 1 night
Drive
7
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Taichung
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hsinchu
— 6 nights
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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 YOLO Taiwan (in Dayuan) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary maker website.

Hamburg, Germany to Taipei is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Taipei, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in August; daily highs in Taipei reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Hualien

— 3 nights
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, surround yourself with nature on Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and contemplate the long history of Gangtiangong.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hualien trip planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Taitung

— 4 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), grab your bike and head to Taitung Bicycle Road, make a trip to Jialulan Recreation Area, and go for a walk through Fanchuanbi Grass.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Taitung sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Hengchun

— 2 nights
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 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then don't miss a visit to Feng Chui Sha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hengchun journey planner.

You can drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Tainan

— 1 night

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Yujing, examine the collection at Chimei Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Hengchun to Tainan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alishan.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums · Historic Sites

Alishan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then trek along Tashan Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Yuyupas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alishan road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Alishan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Nantou

— 3 nights
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Yushan National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nantou trip itinerary website.

Getting from Alishan to Nantou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Nantou, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Taichung

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Sector Garage (in Changhua City) and Lukang Mayor's Residence (in Lukang). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, explore the world behind art at Western Museum, and don't miss a visit to Wenchang Gongmiao.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Taichung itinerary website.

Drive from Nantou to Taichung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Taichung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hsinchu

— 6 nights

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.
Explore Hsinchu's surroundings by going to Jinhan Dried Persimmon (in Xinpu), Guanxi (Leofoo Village Theme Park & Dong An Bridge) and Longtan (Sankern Natural And Ecological Park & Window on China Theme Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, take in the architecture and design of National Tsing Hua University, get a sense of history and politics at Dashan Beiyue, and get outside with Qingtangyuan.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hsinchu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taichung to Hsinchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hsinchu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.