32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip maker

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Taipei
— 3 nights
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Nantou
— 4 nights
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Meishan
— 3 nights
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
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Taitung
— 3 nights
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Hualien
— 4 nights
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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Taipei

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes YehLiu Geopark as well as Shilin Night Market. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Danshuei (in Tamsui), Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi) and Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and explore the striking landscape at Beitou Thermal Valley(Hell Valley).

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Taipei hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Nantou

— 4 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
You've now added Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Nantou to Qingshui to see Gaomei Wetland about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

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Getting from Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January in Nantou, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Meishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Meishan

— 3 nights
Meishan Township is a rural township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. Venture out of the city with trips to TK Food Factory (in Dalin), Gukeng (Gukeng Green Tunnel & Honey Museum) and Huwei Contract Office Building (in Douliu). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at 36 Curve Road, hike along Gukeng Dajianshan Trail, don't miss a visit to Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff, and get a taste of life in the country at Greening Ranch.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Meishan road trip app.

You can drive from Nantou to Meishan in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Meishan

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Alishan

— 2 nights
Take a break from Alishan with a short trip to Fenchihu Old Town in Zhuqi, about 50 minutes away.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alishan trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Meishan to Alishan takes 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ruifeng Night Market, E-Da Theme Park and Liuhe Tourist Night Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, and walk around Xiziwan.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Alishan to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Hengchun

— 3 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.
You've added Longpan Park, Maobitou Park, Kending Street Night Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park, walk around Eluanbi, don't miss a visit to Feng Chui Sha, and examine the collection at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun travel route website.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Taitung

— 3 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taitung Tourism Night Market, Sleeping Beauty Rock and Habagou Island. On the 21st (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Habagou Island, don't miss a visit to Sleeping Beauty Rock, then walk around Taidong Forest Park, then don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Taitung Tourism Night Market. On your second day here, cruise along Changguang Terraced Fields, make a trip to Pisilian, head off the coast to Sanxiantai, then grab your bike and head to Guanshan Bicycle Path, and finally look for gifts at Fanshubuo Yang's Diguasu.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Taitung day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hengchun to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Hualien

— 4 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sixty Stone Mountain - Mt. Liushidan as well as Zhiqiang Night Market. Make the 24th (Sun) a memorable day with Taiwan Vista Day Tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Taroko Gorge, head outdoors with Baiyang Trail, explore the activities along Liyu Lake, and make a trip to Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

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You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Taipei

— 4 nights

City of Azaleas

Your day by day itinerary now includes Ningxia Nightmarket, Taipei Eats, Raohe Street Night Market, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang (about 46 minutes away). See some other sides of Taipei: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, meet the residents at Taipei Zoo, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.