36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan vacation planner

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Taipei
— 7 nights
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Gongliao
— 1 night
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Xiulin
— 4 nights
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Xinyi Township
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ren'ai Township
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 5 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 7 nights
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Taichung
— 7 nights
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Taipei

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Ruifang (Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)), Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Leofoo Village Theme Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market, wander the streets of Ximending, and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei route builder site.

Seoul, South Korea to Taipei is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seoul to Taipei is minus 1 hour. In August, Taipei is somewhat warmer than Seoul - with highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gongliao.

Things to do in Taipei

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gongliao

— 1 night
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Long Men Bikeway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fulung Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gongliao journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Gongliao takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Xiulin

— 4 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Xiulin: Xincheng (Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum & Chishingtan Scenic Area), Farglory Ocean Park (in Shoufeng) and Hualien City (General Hall & Hualien Chenghuan Temple). And it doesn't end there: hike along Taroko Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baiyang Trail, explore the ancient world of Shen'an Temple, and appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Xiulin online travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Gongliao to Xiulin with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Xinyi Township.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xinyi Township

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get outside with Bagua Tea House- Yongfu Chazhuang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Liou Plum Farm, delve into the lush surroundings at Ali Mountain (Alishan), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shouzhen Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Xinyi Township driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xiulin to Xinyi Township. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ren'ai Township.

Things to do in Xinyi Township

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ren'ai Township

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take in nature's colorful creations at Small Swiss Garden. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Chi Nan University, and then stop by Chung Tai Chan Monastery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ren'ai Township route planner.

Drive from Xinyi Township to Ren'ai Township in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Maobitou Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park, examine the collection at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, make a trip to Feng Chui Sha, and step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hengchun trip planner.

Getting from Ren'ai Township to Hengchun by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Hengchun are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kaohsiung

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: National Cheng Kung University (in East District), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Hayashi Department Store). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Pier-2 Art Centre, get outside with Ai He (Love River), get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Taichung

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Fangyuan Lighthouse (in Fangyuan), Yuchi (Wenwu Temple, Sun Moon Lake, &more) and Lukang (Lugang Old Street & Lukang Wenwu Temple). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, stop by Yichung Shopping Street, don't miss a visit to Taichung Broadcasting Bureau, and experience rural life at Wuling Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taichung attractions planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Taichung by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.