30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

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Nantou
— 3 nights
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Magong
— 3 nights
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Matsu
— 2 nights
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Taipei
— 5 nights
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5
Hualien
— 3 nights
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Taitung
— 4 nights
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pingtung City
— 2 nights
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Tainan
— 4 nights
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Nantou

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lukang and Taiwan Balloon Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Asia University Museum of Modern Art and Taichung Literature Museum. Explore Nantou's surroundings by going to Great Mind Saxophone Gallery (in West District) and Yichung Shopping Street (in North District). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Yushan National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nantou attractions tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Nantou is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Magong

— 3 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Xiaomen Geological Museum and Penghu Ocean Geological Center. Popular historic sites such as Dongtai Fort and Magong Chenghuang Temple are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Magong side-trips: Xiyu (Siyu, Erkan Almond Tea, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Shanshui Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Serpent Head Mountain, steep yourself in history at Shuncheng Gate, and see the interesting displays at Crab Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Magong online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nantou to Magong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, subway, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Matsu.

Things to do in Magong

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Matsu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Qinbi Village, learn about all things military at War and Peace Memorial Park Exhibition Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanghou Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magang Temple, and finally Head underground at Beihaikengdao. On your second day here, head off the coast to Guidao, make a trip to Dongyong Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Yisiantian, and finally don't miss a visit to Andong Tunnel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Matsu road trip planning app.

Getting from Magong to Matsu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Taipei.

Things to do in Matsu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lungshan Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Xinyue Beach and Tou Cheng Bathing Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum (in Yingge), Toucheng (Wushih Harbor, Lanyang Museum, &more) and Wulai (in Wulai). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, browse the different shops at Q Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple, and browse the range of quality goods at Big City.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip maker site.

Fly from Matsu to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. June in Taipei sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Hualien

— 3 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Hualian Gang Jiao Hui. Get outdoors at Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) and Chishingtan Scenic Area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien day trip tool.

Getting from Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Taitung

— 4 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Appreciate the collections at Luan Shan Forest Museum and Beinan Wenhua Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guanyindong and Taitung Museum. The adventure continues: hike along East Coast National Scenic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, identify plant and animal life at Lvdaoshilang, and grab your bike and head to Chishang Huanzhen Bicycle Path.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Taitung driving holiday site.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Hengchun

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Fangliao Railway Art Village. We've included these beaches for you: White Sand Bay and White Sand Bay. Take a break from Hengchun with a short trip to Shuangliu National Forest Recreation Area in Shizi Township, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau), enjoy the sand and surf at Jialeshuei Surf Beach, wander the streets of Fu'an Temple, and sample some tasty brews at Kenting Tribe 1173 Surf Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hengchun driving holiday tool.

Getting from Taitung to Hengchun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Hengchun sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Pingtung City.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Pingtung City

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Wan Jin Church, get engrossed in the history at Pingtung Xi Qu Gu Shi Guan, take in the pleasant sights at Silin walking trail, stroll through Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, then stop by Hua Qiao Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jin Hai Gong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Dajin Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pingtung Tutorial Academy, then explore the world behind art at Pingtung Art Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Sheng Li New Estate - General's House.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pingtung City journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Pingtung City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Pingtung City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tainan

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hayashi Department Store and National Museum of Taiwan History. Popular historic sites such as Anping Fort (Anping gubao) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Guanziling Hot Spring, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nankun Nidai Tianfu, enjoy the sand and surf at Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area, and look for gifts at Hecheng Fanbuhang.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tainan online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pingtung City to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.