36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan, Foot to Airport Terminal 2 Station, Train to Taipei Main Station, Train to Hualien
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Hualien
— 5 nights
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Taitung
— 5 nights
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
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Alishan
— 2 nights
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Fanlu
— 3 nights
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Taichung
— 5 nights
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Taipei
— 5 nights
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Hualien

— 5 nights
Step out of Hualien with an excursion to Yushan National Park in Shuili--about 1h 35 min away.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hualien holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Hualien is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Hualien, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum, grab your bike and head to Guanshan Bicycle Path, and don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taitung online travel planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, take a stroll through Fu'an Temple, get great views at Alang Yi Trail, and don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Chimei Museum (in Rende), West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Thai Peng Keng Maxwell Memorial Church) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, make a trip to The Dome of Light, admire the striking features of Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Alishan

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Sun), make a trip to Yuyupas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple, then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan Shenmu Area, and finally get outside with Tashan Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Alishan Sacred Tree, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and then head outdoors with Mihu Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alishan attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Alishan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kaohsiung in March, things will get a bit cooler in Alishan: highs are around 62°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Fanlu.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fanlu

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fanlu: Dulishan Trail (in Zhuqi), Meishan (Green Tunnel, Longgong Waterfall, &more) and Xiluo Western Market (in Xiluo).

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fanlu trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Alishan to Fanlu takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fanlu are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Fanlu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Taichung

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ren'ai Township (Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area & Cingjing Veterans Farm), Yuchi (Wenwumiaohoushan Park, Sun Moon Lake, &more) and Nantou Service Area (in Nantou City). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Chung Tai World Museum, don't miss a visit to Fuci Tree, take a peaceful walk through Gingko Path, and visit Rainbow Village Taichung.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taichung day trip website.

You can drive from Fanlu to Taichung in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Taichung are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Ruifang (Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Shifen Waterfall (in Pingxi). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taipei travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Taipei, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · 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.