36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan attractions planner

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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Taichung
— 5 nights
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Zhushan
— 4 nights
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Ren'ai Township
— 3 nights
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Xiulin
— 4 nights
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Taitung City
— 4 nights
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 6 nights
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Taipei

— 4 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.
Step out of Taipei to go to Ruifang and see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring, wander the streets of Ximending, and shop like a local with Taipei 101.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect nights in Taipei to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Carp Pond Water Reservoir Scenic Lookouts (in Sanyi), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, look for gifts at Mark Taiwan, and take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung.

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Getting from Taipei to Taichung by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Taichung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zhushan.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zhushan

— 4 nights
Zhushan Township is an urban township in the southwest part of Nantou County, Taiwan, and off the south shore of Zhuoshui River.GeographyPopulation: 56,662 peopleAdministrative divisionsZhushan, Zhongzheng, Zhongshan, Yunlin, Zhuwei, Guilin, Xiaping, Zhonghe, Zhongqi, Xiulin, Daan, Yanhe, Yanxiang, Yanzheng, Yanping, Yanshan, Shanchong, Sheliao, Zhongyang, Fuzhou, Tianzi, Huiyao, Dexing, Fuxing, Liyu, Pingding, Ruizhu and Tongtou Village.Government agencies Central Backup Center of Central Emergency Operation CenterEducation National Zhushan Senior High SchoolTourist attractions Beishi Xigu Chelungpu Fault Preservation Park Shadonggong National Earthquake Park Stair Suspension Bridge Sun Link Sea Forest Recreational Area Xiaping Natural Education ParkTransportation Railway: no through here, but can boarding the train at Ershui Station. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zhushan: Fenqi Hu Old Street (in Zhuqi), Yun Zhong Street Cultural and Creative Area (in Douliu) and Alishan Museum (in Alishan). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien, delve into the lush surroundings at Lotus Forest, look for gifts at Cheng Lin Agarwood, and hike along Tefuye Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zhushan attractions planner.

You can drive from Taichung to Zhushan in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Zhushan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ren'ai Township.

Things to do in Zhushan

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Ren'ai Township

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Ren'ai Township side-trips: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village).

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Traveling by car from Zhushan to Ren'ai Township takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ren'ai Township can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Xiulin

— 4 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Step out of Xiulin with an excursion to Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area in Datong--about 2h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Taroko Gorge, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zhuilu Old Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Xiulin travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Ren'ai Township to Xiulin in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Taitung City.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Taitung City

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Taitung City side-trips: Guanshan Bicycle Path (in Guanshan), Er Ceng Ping Shui Bridge (in Luye) and Chenggong Township (Taitung Bicycle Road & Sanxiantai).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taitung City vacation planning website.

You can take a train from Xiulin to Taitung City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, walk around Longpan Park, make a trip to Feng Chui Sha, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hengchun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung City to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hengchun are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kaohsiung

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and shop like a local with The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung sightseeing planner.

Drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.