32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Xiulin
— 4 nights
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Ren'ai Township
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alishan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
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Taichung
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of The Lin Yutang House, appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei visit planning site.

San Diego, USA to Taipei is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Diego to Taipei due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Taipei are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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: hike along Taroko Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baiyang Trail, don't miss a visit to Chongde Bay, and take in the awesome beauty at Hehuanshan Main Peak Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Xiulin trip website.

Getting from Taipei to Xiulin by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Ren'ai Township.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Ren'ai Township

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area, relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and then snap pictures at Lushan Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Ren'ai Township route builder app.

You can drive from Xiulin to Ren'ai Township in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Alishan

— 3 nights
Explore Alishan's surroundings by going to Fenqi Hu Old Street (in Zhuqi), Yushan National Park (in Shuili) and Lotus Forest (in Zhushan).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alishan holiday builder site.

You can drive from Ren'ai Township to Alishan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hengchun

— 5 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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park, stroll around Longpan Park, get great views at Alang Yi Trail, and wander the streets of Fu'an Temple.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun day trip planner.

You can drive from Alishan to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Alishan in March, expect Hengchun to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anping (Anping Tree House & Anping Guanyinting), Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), head off the coast to Cijin Island, don't miss a visit to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple, and explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Taichung

— 5 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.
Taichung is known for shopping, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, trek along Dakeng No.2 Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, and examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taichung trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taichung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in March; daily highs in Taichung reach 71°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.