31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan route planner

Make it your trip
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Nantou
— 5 nights
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Hsinchu
— 4 nights
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Taipei
— 6 nights
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Hualien
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alishan
— 1 night
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Tainan
— 6 nights
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Nantou

— 5 nights
On the 2nd (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nantou trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nantou is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Nantou, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Nantou are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Hsinchu

— 4 nights

Windy City

On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
Get out of town with these interesting Hsinchu side-trips: Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi), Peanut House (in Zhongli) and Longtan (Taoyuan Shrine & Sankern Natural And Ecological Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at One Bear Museum, trek along Flying Dragon Trail, get outside with Qingtangyuan, and stroll through Eighteen Peaks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hsinchu road trip planner.

You can drive from Nantou to Hsinchu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Hsinchu, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guan Yin Shan Trail (in Wugu), Ruifang (Xiahai Chenghuang Temple, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more) and Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taipei day trip planner.

You can drive from Hsinchu to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Hualien

— 4 nights
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Taroko Gorge, stroll through Baiyang Trail, kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and Head underground at Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hualien vacation site.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hengchun: Liuqiu (Vase Rock & Biyun Temple) and Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, stroll around Eluanbi, and take some stellar pictures from Kenting Wanli Dong.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun trip planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alishan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): go for a walk through Ali Shan Zou Zu Wenhua Buluo, take in the pleasant sights at Sister Lake, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally hike along Tashan Trail.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alishan online travel route planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Alishan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Tainan

— 6 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kaohsiung Main Public Library (in Qianzhen), Fo Guang Shan (in Dashu District) and Cijin Island (in Qijin). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, make a trip to Hai Shan Pai le Di, stroll around Xiziwan, and contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tainan trip planner.

Drive from Alishan to Tainan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

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.