31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

31 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taichung
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yuchi
— 2 nights
Taxi to Linsen-Zhongzheng Intersection, Train to Kaohsiung
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hualien City
— 4 nights
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Xiulin
— 4 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Taichung

— 3 nights

Cultural City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and Gaomei Wetland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Ershui Cycleway (in Ershui), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Huoyan Mountain Natural Ecological Reserve Park (in Sanyi). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung and take a peaceful walk through Sun-Link-Sea Forest and Nature Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taichung day trip planning app.

Tokyo, Japan to Taichung is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Yuchi

— 2 nights
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jinlong Mountain and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hutou Mountain and then admire the sheer force of Sunglungyen Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yuchi itinerary planner.

Getting from Taichung to Yuchi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Kaohsiung

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Siao Liou Ciou Ge Ban Bay Beach Venice Beach and Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area. Escape the urban bustle at Liuqiu Dive and Wushan Macaque Natural Reserve. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Massage N' Cafe, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and make a trip to The Dome of Light.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Yuchi to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kenting National Park and White Sand Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shadao Ecological Reserve and White Sand Bay. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and kick back and relax at Jialeshuei Surf Beach.

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Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Hengchun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hengchun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Taitung

— 5 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Get in touch with nature at Lvdaoshilang and Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path, get outside with Shanhai Tiema Dao, stroll through Chishang Huanzhen Bicycle Path, and step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taitung trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hualien City.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Hualien City

— 4 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get outdoors at Chishingtan Scenic Area and Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences. Go for a jaunt from Hualien City to Shuili to see Yushan National Park about 1h 35 min away. Make the 22nd (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and walk around Pine Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hualien City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Xiulin.

Things to do in Hualien City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Xiulin

— 4 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Visiting Taroko Gorge and Hehuanshan Main Peak Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ch'ing-shui Cliff, hike along Shakadang Trail, Head underground at Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Shihmen Mountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Xiulin day trip site.

Take a train from Hualien City to Xiulin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Taipei

— 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Taipei 101 or Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Get in touch with nature at Yangmingshan National Park and YOLO Taiwan. Step out of Taipei to go to Wanli and see YehLiu Geopark, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, stop by LAI HAO Taiwan Gift Shop, and get outside with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei journey planner.

You can take a train from Xiulin to Taipei in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.