38 days in Taiwan Itinerary

38 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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38 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taitung
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hualien
— 5 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Datong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Taipei
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Nantou
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Alishan
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
8
Magong
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
9
Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
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, shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park, walk around Longpan Park, explore the striking landscape at Chuhuo Special Scenic Area, and kick back and relax at White Sand Bay.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun online day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hengchun is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Hengchun hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Sanxiantai, explore the activities along Jiaming Lake, take in the waterfront activity at Lvdaoshilang, and stroll around Taidong Forest Park.

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Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Jiaming Lake ©
Jiaming Lake

5
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, explore the activities along Liyu Lake, walk around Farglory Ocean Park, and stroll through Chishingtan Scenic Area.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Datong.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

2
nights
Datong

Datong ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiuzize Hot Spring, and then make a trip to Jian Qing Huai Gu Trail. Keep things going the next day: walk around Cingshuei Dire Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Qingshui Spring, and then take in the pleasant sights at Mingchih Forest Recreation Area.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Datong journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Hualien to Datong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Datong, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Datong

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mingchih Forest Recreation Area ©
Mingchih Forest Recreation Area

5
nights
Taipei

Taipei
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 Keelung River (in Bali), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and find something for the whole family at Leofoo Village Theme Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Datong to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Leofoo Village Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park

5
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Explore Nantou's surroundings by going to Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun) and Kaomei Wetland (in Qingshui). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, don't miss a visit to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Ali Mountain (Alishan).

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nantou tour builder app .

You can drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

2
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hike along Jyumu Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and then go for a walk through Sister Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Alishan Jhaoping Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shouzhen Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alishan trip planner .

You can drive from Nantou to Alishan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nantou in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Alishan, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fenchihu Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Fenchihu Old Town ©
Fenchihu Old Town
Sister Lake ©
Sister Lake

4
nights
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Magong: Xiyu (Penghu Islands, Daguoye Xuanwuyan, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Local Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Serpent Head Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Chixiyanpu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Penghu Tianhou Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Magong trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alishan to Magong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Magong can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Huxi, Tong Liang Gu Rong
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

5
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
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: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Ai He (Love River), contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, and make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Magong in February, expect nights in Kaohsiung to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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