33 days in Taiwan Itinerary

33 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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33 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  21​h
1
Taipei
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Magong
— 3 nights
+4
taxi + Fly + subway + train + taxi:  3​h
5
Pingtung
— 3 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
6
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Hualien
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Taipei
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Christchurch

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wufengchi Waterfall and Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area. National Palace Museum and Taipei Confucius Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Yonglian Temple (in Luzhou), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Meihua Lake (in Dongshan). On the 17th (Fri), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Lanyang Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiaosi Hot Spring Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chih Nan Temple (Zhinan Temple).

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Taipei journey planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Taipei is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Christchurch to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in April, you will find days in Taipei are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jiaoxi, New Taipei, Lanyang Museum, Meihua Lake, Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lugang Longshan Temple and Zi Nan Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Lukang and Chung Tai World Museum. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Siang Shan Bikeway and take in the awesome beauty at Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nantou trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Changhua
Highlights from your plan
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Lukang ©
Lukang

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Get in touch with nature at Guanziling Hot Spring and Ai He (Love River). Get some historical perspective at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling). Go for a jaunt from Tainan to Gushan to see Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Taiwan History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area, and get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nantou in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tainan, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Magong.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Local Beach and Jibei Sand Beach Beak. Museum of Penghu History and Penghu Fossil Museum will appeal to museum buffs.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Magong online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Magong takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Dongtai Fort, Jibei Sand Beach Beak
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu
Jibei Sand Beach Beak ©
Jibei Sand Beach Beak

3
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Fu'an Temple and Wan Jin Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fengyi Academy and The Pier-2 Art Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pingtung: Takao Railway Museum (in Gushan) and Seaside Park (in Qijin). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pingtung day trip tool .

Getting from Magong to Pingtung by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Fengyi Academy ©
Fengyi Academy
Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East Coast National Scenic Area and Taitung Bicycle Road. Let the collections at Luan Shan Forest Museum and Beinan Wenhua Park capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lvdaoshilang, visit a coastal fixture at Green Island Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Nuwalian, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tianhou Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taitung tour planner .

Traveling by train from Pingtung to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Taitung Bicycle Road ©
Taitung Bicycle Road
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple

5
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Zuocang Trail. Shen'an Temple and Henan Temple will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum, trek along Lushui Trail, and appreciate the views at Emerald valley.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hualien trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through White Sand Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laomei Green Reef, and then contemplate the long history of Tianhou Temple. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Juming Museum, take a stroll through Wulai, and then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Juming Museum ©
Juming Museum
Miniatures Museum of Taipei ©
Miniatures Museum of Taipei

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