36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taichung
— 4 nights
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Yuchi
— 3 nights
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Alishan
— 2 nights
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Tainan
— 5 nights
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
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Taitung
— 5 nights
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Hualien City
— 3 nights
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Xiulin
— 3 nights
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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Taichung

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park (in Nantou City) and Sector Garage (in Changhua City). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, look for gifts at Mark Taiwan, admire the masterpieces at Asia University Museum of Modern Art, and wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung.

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New York City, USA to Taichung is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from New York City to Taichung. In July in Taichung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yuchi

— 3 nights
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Go for a jaunt from Yuchi to Ren'ai Township to see Cingjing Veterans Farm about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Hutou Mountain, find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, and admire the striking features of Wenwu Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yuchi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taichung to Yuchi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Yuchi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Alishan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Sun-Link-Sea Forest and Nature Resort and then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Yushan National Park.

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Getting from Yuchi to Alishan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tainan

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tainan: Massage N' Cafe (in Qianjin), Xinxing (The Dome of Light & Formosa Boulevard Station) and Yancheng (The Pier-2 Art Centre & Ai He (Love River)). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store.

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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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Hengchun

— 4 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.
Take a break from Hengchun with a short trip to Xiao Liu Qiu in Liuqiu, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Bay, and observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hengchun journey builder.

Drive from Tainan to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. August in Hengchun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Taitung

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), go for a walk through Fanchuanbi Grass, take some stellar pictures from Lu Yeh High Land, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lvdaoshilang.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taitung road trip planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hualien City.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Hualien City

— 3 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
When in Hualien City, make a side trip to see Chishingtan Scenic Area in Xincheng, approximately Xincheng away. Make the 23rd (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences, look for gifts at Shi Guang Er Shou Book Store, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtiangong.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Hualien City tour planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Xiulin.

Things to do in Hualien City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Xiulin

— 3 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. When in Xiulin, make a side trip to see Tzu Chi Foundation in Xincheng, approximately Xincheng away. The adventure continues: trek along Taroko Gorge, appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuanshan Main Peak Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Xiulin planning app.

Take a train from Hualien City to Xiulin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to YOLO Taiwan (in Dayuan) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, examine the collection at National Palace Museum, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taipei day trip planner.

You can take a train from Xiulin to Taipei in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.