32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hsinchu
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Taichung
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Magong
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
5
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Taitung
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Hualien
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Taipei

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keelung River (in Bali), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, take a stroll through Ximending, and take in the awesome beauty at Yangmingshan National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taipei. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

3
nights
Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©
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), Jinhan Dried Persimmon (in Xinpu) and Taoyuan Shrine (in Longtan). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jhulian Temple, relax in the rural setting at Mike Recreation Farm, and make a trip to The Residence of Principal Hsin Chih-Ping.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hsinchu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Taipei to Hsinchu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Leofoo Village Theme Park, Mike Recreation Farm, Jinhan Dried Persimmon, Taoyuan Shrine, Safulak Art Village
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
National Tsing Hua University ©
National Tsing Hua University
Jhulian Temple ©
Jhulian Temple

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake, Wenwumiaohoushan Park, & more), Alishan (Shun Bao Fu De Temple & Alishan National Forest Recreation Area) and Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, head outdoors with 36 Curve Road, putt your heart out at Minigolf Taichung, and walk around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taichung online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Hsinchu to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Taichung are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan, 36 Curve Road
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xiyu (Siyu & Penghu Islands). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Shihli Beach Park, don't miss a visit to Guanyin Buddhist Temple, kick back and relax at Local Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Penghu Tianhou Temple.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Magong trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Taichung to Magong in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Tong Liang Gu Rong, Kueibishan
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Siyu ©
Siyu
Crab Museum ©
Crab Museum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Anping Tree House (in Anping), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and make a trip to Taiwan Sugar Museum She Zai Shiwu Jiuzhi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, make a trip to Kenting Homeone, and identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun day trip planner .

Drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Hengchun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), grab your bike and head to Guanshan Bicycle Path, get outside with Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, and don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taitung trip app .

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Step out of Hualien to go to Shuili and see Yushan National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Taroko Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, look for gifts at Zengji Mashu, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yufu Bikeway.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hualien attractions planner .

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yushan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

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