35 days in Taiwan Itinerary

35 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Hsinchu
— 2 nights
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Nantou
— 5 nights
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Alishan
— 2 nights
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Tainan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pingtung City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 4 nights
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Hualien
— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Ruifang (Jiou Fen Ming Buddhist Temple, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xin Zhuang Ci You Temple, and meet the residents at Taipei Zoo.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taipei. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hsinchu

— 2 nights

Windy City

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Leofoo Village Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Black Bat Squadron Memorial Hall, see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, then explore the world behind art at Hsinchu Art Gallery and Reclamation Hall, and finally get outside with Eighteen Peaks.

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You can drive from Taipei to Hsinchu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Nantou

— 5 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gaomei Wetland (in Qingshui), National Museum of Natural Science (in North District) and SenLing Spa Massage - Shalu (in Shalu). On the 8th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, see the interesting displays at Chung Tai World Museum, make a trip to BaoHu Temple Dimu, and experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nantou online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hsinchu to Nantou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Nantou are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Alishan

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Yuyupas, then get engrossed in the history at Alishan Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally trek along Tashan Trail. On the next day, get outside with Dulishan Trail, then stroll around Yuantan Ecological Park, then trek along Tefuye Trail, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Greening Ranch.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alishan trip planner.

You can drive from Nantou to Alishan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tainan

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tainan: Kaohsiung Main Public Library (in Qianzhen), Kaohsiung Museums of History (in Yancheng) and The Dome of Light (in Xinxing). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), and steep yourself in history at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tainan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alishan to Tainan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Tainan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pingtung City.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Pingtung City

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Fri), go for a walk through Silin walking trail, don't miss a visit to Dragonfly Art Studio, and then get a sense of history and politics at Zhutianyiyuan. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Donglong Temple, see some colorful creatures with Liuqiu Dive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pingtung City journey tool.

You can drive from Tainan to Pingtung City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Pingtung City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Pingtung City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park, take in the history at Mudan Shihmen Battle Field, get great views at Alang Yi Trail, and head outdoors with Shadao Ecological Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip planner.

Getting from Pingtung City to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Taitung

— 4 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Taidong Forest Park, head outdoors with Taitung Bicycle Road, grab your bike and head to Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, and cruise along Jin Gang Da Dao.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taitung trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hengchun to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Hualien

— 4 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Taroko Gorge, trek along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine, and walk around Meiluen Mountain Park.

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

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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.