29 days in Taiwan Itinerary

29 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
2
Magong
— 1 night
3
Hengchun
— 2 nights
4
Taitung
— 3 nights
5
Hualien
— 4 nights
6
Taipei
— 3 nights
7
Taichung
— 5 nights
8
Nantou
— 3 nights

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Taiwan Literature and The Pier-2 Art Centre. Popular historic sites such as Wan Jin Church and Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Liuqiu (Beauty Cave & Black Dwarf Cave) and Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park (in Majia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, admire the landmark architecture of Lungshan Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Zhouzi Wetland Park.

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Mumbai, India to Kaohsiung is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Kaohsiung is 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Kaohsiung to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tainan, Liuqiu, Wan Jin Church, Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park
Highlights from your plan
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
National Museum of Taiwan Literature
Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park

1
night
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Local Beach, head outdoors with Shihli Beach Park, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Qimei Longcheng, thentake in the awesome beauty at Serpent Head Mountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Magong Chenghuang Temple.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Magong trip builder app.

You can fly from Kaohsiung to Magong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Penghu
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Qimei Longcheng
Qimei Longcheng
Magong Chenghuang Temple ©
Magong Chenghuang Temple

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, thenwander the streets of Fu'an Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Feng Chui Sha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Fangliao Railway Art Village, examine the collection at Taipower, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hengchun day trip app.

Fly from Magong to Hengchun in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Hengchun sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Checheng, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, Fangliao Railway Art Village
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Explore hidden gems such as Lvdaoshilang and Luan Shan Forest Museum. Visit Tianhou Temple and Green Island Lighthouse for their historical value. There's much more to do: hike along East Coast National Scenic Area, look for gifts at Natural Tasty Healthy Confections, head off the coast to Nuwalian, and grab your bike and head to Taitung Bicycle Road.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taitung trip planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Taitung Bicycle Road ©
Taitung Bicycle Road
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll explore and learn at Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Chishingtan Scenic Area and Walami Trail. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area, trek along Zuocang Trail, take a tour by water with Uniquefun, and steep yourself in history at Shen'an Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hualien road trip planning tool.

Drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Palace Museum and Lanyang Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Ximending. Step out of Taipei to go to Wulai and see Wulai, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, and don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Lanyang Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

5
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.
Visit XinShe Castle and Pusasi for their historical value. Asia University Museum of Modern Art and Taiwan Balloon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Xinyue Beach (in Zhubei) and Bashatun Gongtian Temple (in Tongxiao). There's much more to do: stop by Yichung Shopping Street, take a peaceful walk through Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area, witness a stunning natural landmark at Guguan Hot Springs Park, and take an in-depth tour of Taichung Literature Museum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taichung are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Xinyue Beach, Bashatun Gongtian Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chung Tai World Museum and Jhongsing Rice Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda and Yunlin Story House. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ali Mountain (Alishan), admire the verdant scenery at Tumpu Daingaz, stop by Nantou Service Area, and see the interesting displays at Checheng Logging Exhibition Hall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Nantou journey planner.

Drive from Taichung to Nantou in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Nantou, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nantou

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yunlin Story House, Jhongsing Rice Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum
Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda ©
Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda

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