30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Hualien
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Taitung
— 4 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Pingtung
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Tainan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Jinsha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Magong
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Taichung
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Yangmingshan National Park. For shopping fun, head to Taipei 101 or Yuzhenxin. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Qiengan Temple (in Ren'ai District), Shimen (White Sand Bay & Laomei Green Reef) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in breathtaking views at Keelung River, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and wander the streets of Ximending.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Taipei trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Taipei to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get outdoors at Taroko Gorge and Yushan National Park. 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baiyang Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Green Path, and steep yourself in history at A Mei Wenhua Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien attractions site .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taitung.

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

4
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You'll get in some beach time at Lvdaoshilang and Xiaoyeliu. Get outdoors at Nuwalian and Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), explore the activities along Shayuan - Fushan Fish Reserve, see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Guanshan Bicycle Path.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taitung trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Guanshan Bicycle Path ©
Guanshan Bicycle Path
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)

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 a sense of the local culture at The Pier-2 Art Centre and Wan Jin Church. Step out of the city life by going to Kenting National Park and Beauty Cave. Step out of Pingtung to go to Niaosong and see Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jialeshuei Surf Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pingtung trip planner .

Traveling by train from Taitung to Pingtung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Popular historic sites such as Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Anping Tree House are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area and Cijin Island. Change things up with a short trip to Tanayiku in Alishan (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Confucius Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tainan trip planner.

You can drive from Pingtung to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Jinsha.

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)

1
night
Jinsha

Jinsha ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Liangjin Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheng Gong Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Kinmen Island.

Start your trip to Jinsha by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tainan to Jinsha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Jinsha

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Jinhu
Highlights from your plan
Kinmen Island ©
Kinmen Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jibei Sand Beach Beak, then explore the gorgeous colors at Qimei Longcheng, then explore the striking landscape at Chixiyanpu, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Local Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lintou Golden Beach, take a stroll through Erkan Community, and then kick back and relax at Shihli Beach Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Magong route maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jinsha to Magong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Visiting Kaomei Wetland and Sunglungyen Waterfall will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan (in Puli), Hutou Mountain (in Nantou) and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) (in Ren'ai Township). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Menghuan Beach, admire the masterpieces at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taichung road trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Taichung takes 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 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantou, Menghuan Beach, 36 Curve Road
Highlights from your plan
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

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