29 days in Taiwan Itinerary

29 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan tour planner

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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
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Alishan
— 3 nights
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Zhushan
— 2 nights
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Taichung
— 3 nights
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Ren'ai Township
— 3 nights
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Xiulin
— 4 nights
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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Kaohsiung

— 3 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.
Visiting Ai He (Love River) and Cijin Island will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District), Anping Guanyinting (in Anping) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, get great views at Erliao Guanriting, stroll around Cijin Wind Turbine Park, and make a trip to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung road trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in February, with highs in Kaohsiung at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Hengchun

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kenting National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Feng Chui Sha, step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau), and get great views at Alang Yi Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun trip maker website.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alishan

— 3 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Yushan National Park and Tefuye Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Alishan: Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff (in Meishan) and Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township).

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

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Alishan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hengchun, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alishan, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Zhushan.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zhushan

— 2 nights
Zhushan Township is an urban township in the southwest part of Nantou County, Taiwan, and off the south shore of Zhuoshui River.GeographyPopulation: 56,662 peopleAdministrative divisionsZhushan, Zhongzheng, Zhongshan, Yunlin, Zhuwei, Guilin, Xiaping, Zhonghe, Zhongqi, Xiulin, Daan, Yanhe, Yanxiang, Yanzheng, Yanping, Yanshan, Shanchong, Sheliao, Zhongyang, Fuzhou, Tianzi, Huiyao, Dexing, Fuxing, Liyu, Pingding, Ruizhu and Tongtou Village.Government agencies Central Backup Center of Central Emergency Operation CenterEducation National Zhushan Senior High SchoolTourist attractions Beishi Xigu Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park Shadonggong National Earthquake Park Stair Suspension Bridge Sun Link Sea Forest Recreational Area Xiaping Natural Education ParkTransportation Railway: no through here, but can boarding the train at Ershui Station. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sun-Link-Sea Forest and Nature Resort. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Lotus Forest, go for a walk through Songbolin Recreation Areas, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ershui Cycleway.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhushan trip planner.

You can drive from Alishan to Zhushan in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Zhushan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Zhushan

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Gaomei Wetland and Dasyushan National Forest Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Dakeng No.2 Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dakeng No. 4 Trail, stop by Mark Taiwan, and admire the landmark architecture of Taichung Broadcasting Bureau.

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Drive from Zhushan to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zhushan in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taichung, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ren'ai Township.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ren'ai Township

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Sun Moon Lake and Jinlong Mountain. Explore Ren'ai Township's surroundings by going to Yuchi (Siang Shan Bikeway & Wenwu Temple).

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ren'ai Township trip planner.

You can drive from Taichung to Ren'ai Township in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Xiulin

— 4 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Visiting Taroko Gorge and Baiyang Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shakadang Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shihmen Mountain, and hike along Zhuilu Old Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Xiulin online road trip planner.

You can drive from Ren'ai Township to Xiulin in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Taipei

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yangmingshan National Park and YehLiu Geopark. Change things up with a short trip to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, take in the natural beauty of Beitou Spring, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taipei trip planner.

You can take a train from Xiulin to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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.