30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Auckland
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h
1
Tainan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pingtung
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
3
Taitung
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hualien
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Taipei
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Magong
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Taichung
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Take a break from the city and head to Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area and Cijin Island. Get some historical perspective at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Venture out of the city with trips to Nei Men Zi Zhu Si (in Liugui) and Tanayiku (in Alishan). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, shop like a local with Hayashi Department Store, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Guanyinting.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Tainan is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Auckland to Tainan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect nights in Tainan to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Tanayiku
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

4
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Kenting National Park and White Sand Bay. The Pier-2 Art Centre and Hengchun 3000 Brewseum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Beauty Cave, don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone, pause for some serene contemplation at Wan Jin Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pingtung trip planner.

You can drive from Tainan to Pingtung in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Pier-2 Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Wan Jin Church ©
Wan Jin Church

4
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Get outdoors at Lvdaoshilang and Nuwalian. Relax by the water at Xiaoyeliu and Lanyu Badai Bay. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path, see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum, explore the activities along Shayuan - Fushan Fish Reserve, and step off the mainland to explore Sanxiantai.

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Traveling by train from Pingtung to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Guanshan Bicycle Path ©
Guanshan Bicycle Path
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

5
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Escape the urban bustle at Taroko Gorge and Yushan National Park. Hualien Rose Stone Art Gallery and A Mei Wenhua Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hualien: Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, appreciate the views at Emerald valley, grab your bike and head to Green Path, and hike along Yanzihkou Trail.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park

5
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.
Let the collections at National Palace Museum and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taipei 101 and Shilin Nightmarket. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Shimen (White Sand Bay & Laomei Green Reef), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). On the 21st (Sat), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ximending, stop by Sugar & Spice - Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and take in breathtaking views at Keelung River.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Local Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Chixiyanpu, and then kick back and relax at Jibei Sand Beach Beak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lintou Golden Beach, take a stroll through Erkan Community, and then kick back and relax at Shihli Beach Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Magong tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Taipei to Magong by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Magong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Lintou Golden Beach, Erkan Community, Jibei Sand Beach Beak
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Jibei Sand Beach Beak ©
Jibei Sand Beach Beak
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

4
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 Lukang and Taichung Baptist Church for their historical value. Get outdoors at Kaomei Wetland and Dakeng No.2 Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: 36 Curve Road (in Meishan), National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (in Caotun) and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) (in Ren'ai Township). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Menghuan Beach, look for gifts at Mark Taiwan, and explore the world behind art at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung holiday planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Taichung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Nantou, Lukang, Menghuan Beach, 36 Curve Road
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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