32 days in Taiwan & Yilan Itinerary

32 days in Taiwan & Yilan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Ruifang
— 4 nights
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Toucheng
— 1 night
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Jiaoxi
— 2 nights
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Yilan City
— 3 nights
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Xiulin
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
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Tainan
— 3 nights
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Taichung
— 6 nights
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Taipei

— 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Tamsui (Tamshui Yuandao Guanyin Temple & Danshuei). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take a stroll through Ximending, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taipei. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ruifang.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Ruifang

— 4 nights
Explore Ruifang's surroundings by going to Gongliao (Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail), Northwest Coast National Scenic Area (Waiao), &more), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ruifang travel route planning tool.

Drive from Taipei to Ruifang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Ruifang, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Toucheng.

Things to do in Ruifang

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toucheng

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), walk around Beiguan Coast Park, don't miss a visit to Taoyuan Valley, don't miss a visit to Da Xi Honeymoon Bay, then make a trip to Eagle Rock Tip, and finally see the interesting displays at Lanyang Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Toucheng online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ruifang to Toucheng takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Toucheng, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Toucheng

Parks · Museums

Jiaoxi

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Dongshan River Forest Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yilan Sancing Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanfa Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Our Lady of WuFongCi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park, make a trip to Lucky Art Crayon Factory, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jiaoxi trip planner.

Jiaoxi is just a stone's throw from Toucheng. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yilan City.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Yilan City

— 3 nights
Yilan City is a city and the county seat of Yilan County, Taiwan. Explore Yilan City's surroundings by going to Fuxing District (Dongyanshan National Forest Recreation Area & Lala Mountain Nature Reserve), Fushan Botanical Garden (in Yuanshan) and Mingchih Forest Recreation Area (in Datong). There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Memorial Hall of Founding of Yilan Administration, admire the landmark architecture of Zhaoyinggong, and stroll around MaKau Ecological Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yilan City trip maker app.

Yilan City is just a stone's throw from Jiaoxi. February in Yilan City sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yilan City

Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Xiulin

— 4 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Xiulin is known for trails, nature, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Taroko Gorge, cruise along Su-Hua Highway, stroll through Shakadang Trail, and don't miss a visit to Chongde Bay.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Xiulin trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Yilan City to Xiulin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yilan City in February since evenings lows in Xiulin dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kaohsiung

— 4 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.
When in Kaohsiung, make a side trip to see Xiao Liu Qiu in Liuqiu, approximately Liuqiu away. The adventure continues: get outside with Ai He (Love River), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan, make a trip to The Dome of Light, and step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Xiulin to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Xiulin in February, you will find days in Kaohsiung are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Tainan

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Tainan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, contemplate the long history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tainan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Tainan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Tainan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Taichung

— 6 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.
Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Ren'ai Township (Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area & Cingjing Veterans Farm), Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village) and Alishan (Alishan Jhaoping Park & Alishan National Forest Recreation Area). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, don't miss a visit to Carp Pond Water Reservoir Scenic Lookouts, see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, and look for gifts at Mark Taiwan.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taichung trip builder app.

You can take a train from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tainan in February: high temperatures in Taichung hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Yilan travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Hot Springs · Specialty Museums
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county. The coastal scenery serves as an attractive backdrop during holidays in Yilan, with the town offering a good introduction to the natural and cultural history of the area through a range of festivals, museums, and galleries. Following the river that flows through town out into the surrounding plains, you'll see rolling paddies, rustic townships, and a number of hot spring resorts.