31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Kaohsiung International Airport, Drive to Liuqiu
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Liuqiu
— 1 night
Ferry to Donggang, Taxi to Kaohsiung
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Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Train
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Nantou
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fanlu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 4 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 6 nights
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Liuqiu

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Fangliao Railway Station. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Beauty Cave, then discover the deep blue sea with Liuqiu Dive, and then stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Liuqiu tour itinerary planner.

Ha'il, Saudi Arabia to Liuqiu is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ha'il to Liuqiu due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ha'il in December: highs in Liuqiu hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Liuqiu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Kaohsiung

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Anping Guanyinting (in Anping), National Museum of Taiwan History (in Annan) and West Central District (Old Tainan District Court, Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), &more). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung road trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Liuqiu to Kaohsiung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou

— 5 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Explore Nantou's surroundings by going to Taichung Baptist Church (in West District), Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun) and Western Museum (in East District). On the 13th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, admire the masterpieces at Chung Tai World Museum, examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Xuanguang Temple.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nantou tour planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Nantou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in December; daily highs in Nantou reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fanlu.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fanlu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Chu Kou Nature Education Center, make a trip to Zihyun Temple, then trek along Tefuye Trail, and finally go for a walk through Nioubuzai Grassland. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Longgong Waterfall, tour the pleasant surroundings at 36 Curve Road, and then head outdoors with Dulishan Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fanlu attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Fanlu takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Fanlu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Alishan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Zhushan Sunrise Observation Deck, take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally go for a walk through Alishan Sacred Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Ali Shan Zou Zu Wenhua Buluo, don't miss a visit to Yuyupas, and then make a trip to Hanshini Forest Recreation Area.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Alishan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fanlu to Alishan takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Alishan

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Kenting Wanli Dong, make a trip to Kenting Homeone, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun journey site.

Traveling by car from Alishan to Hengchun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Hualien

— 4 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Taroko Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at Xiangde Temple, get outside with Zuocang Trail, and kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area.

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You can drive from Hengchun to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Taipei

— 6 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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Yonglian Temple (in Luzhou), Ruifang (Liu Keng Xiepo Suodao, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and examine the collection at National Palace Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Taipei tour itinerary planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.