31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h
1
Taipei
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Hualien
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Taitung
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Magong
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Taichung
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dihua Street and Big City. Step out of the city life by going to Yangmingshan National Park and 17 Kilometers Hsinchu Coast Scenic Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Keelung River (in Bali), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Taipei 101, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Taipei travel route builder website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Taipei is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sixty Rock Mountain and Mukumugi Valley. Escape the urban bustle at Zhuilu Old Trail and Yanzihkou Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Shakadang Trail, stroll through Green Path, look for gifts at Shi Guang Er Shou Book Store, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip itinerary maker tool .

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 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

5
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East Coast National Scenic Area and Orchid Island(Lanyu). Step out of the city life by going to Sanxiantai and Green Island. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Lvdaoshilang, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xiaoyeliu, stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and don't miss a visit to Taitung Jialulan Coast.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taitung trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hualien to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Green Island ©
Green Island

4
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kenting National Park and Longpan Park. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cikong Waterfalls. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, explore the striking landscape at Chuhuo Special Scenic Area, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dawan Kenting Beach Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hengchun trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Hengchun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Cikong Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

3
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hayashi Department Store and Taroko Park. Get outdoors at Seaside Park and Ai He (Love River). Go for a jaunt from Kaohsiung to Liuqiu to see Xiao Liu Qiu about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip planner .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xiao Liu Qiu, Hayashi Department Store
Highlights from your plan
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Local Beach and Shihli Beach Park. Relax by the water at Chixiyanpu and Lintou Golden Beach. Step out of Magong to go to Xiyu and see Daguoye Xuanwuyan, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu, see the vivid underwater world at Qimei Longcheng, explore the striking landscape at Qimei Shishi Resort, and look for gifts at Erkan Almond Tea.

Plan a Magong trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kaohsiung to Magong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Huxi
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ali Mountain (Alishan) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area. For shopping fun, head to Yichung Shopping Street or Tien Chung. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Caotun Leicang Si (in Nantou) and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) (in Ren'ai Township). The adventure continues: get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taichung journey planning tool .

You can 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. In October, daytime highs in Taichung are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nantou, Tien Chung, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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