41 days in Taiwan Itinerary

41 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan sightseeing planner

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Train
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Hualien
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Hengchun
— 5 nights
Bus to Dapeng Bay, Ferry to Liuqiu
3
Liuqiu
— 3 nights
Ferry to Donggang, Taxi to Kaohsiung
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Kaohsiung
— 7 nights
Drive
5
Fanlu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Meishan
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Nantou
— 7 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 7 nights

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Hualien

— 5 nights
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Taroko Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area, and gain a rich perspective with Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hualien trip simple and quick.

Taipei to Hualien is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, make a trip to Kenting Homeone, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Kenting Dajianshan.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hengchun trip maker site.

You can drive from Hualien to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. November in Hengchun sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Liuqiu.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Liuqiu

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Linhousilin Forest Park (in Chaozhou), Wutai Scenic Area (in Wutai) and Da Peng Bay Bike Trail (in Donggang).

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Liuqiu online trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Hengchun to Liuqiu in 3 hours. December in Liuqiu sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Liuqiu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to West Central District (Linshui Furen Mamiao, Pujidian, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Takao Fishing Port, and don't miss a visit to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Liuqiu to Kaohsiung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fanlu.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Fanlu

— 2 nights
On the 12th (Sun), trek along Tefuye Trail, then make a trip to Zihyun Temple, then go for a walk through Nioubuzai Grassland, and finally make a trip to Chu Kou Nature Education Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Eryanping Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Jhonglun Hot Spring, then make a trip to Century Couple Tree, then make a trip to Lumachan Station, and finally make a trip to Wang Lai Shan.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fanlu online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Fanlu takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Fanlu

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Alishan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Ali Shan Zou Zu Wenhua Buluo, then don't miss a visit to Yuyupas, and then don't miss a visit to Zhushan Sunrise Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): trek along Alishan Giant Trees Park Trail, go for a walk through Alishan Shenmu Area, then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally trek along Tashan Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alishan using our trip planner.

You can drive from Fanlu to Alishan in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Meishan.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Meishan

— 2 nights
Meishan Township is a rural township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. On the 16th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff, then take in the dramatic scenery at Longgong Waterfall, and then go for a walk through Fenqi Hu Old Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Touliu, take in the architecture and design of National Chung Cheng University, and then take a peaceful walk through 36 Curve Road.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Meishan day trip planner.

Drive from Alishan to Meishan in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Meishan are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Meishan

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nantou

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantou: Qingshui (Gaomei Wetland & Ziyunyan), Shin Sei Green Waterway (in Central District) and Nantun (Rainbow Village Taichung & Wenchang Gongmiao). On the 23rd (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nantou itinerary planning website.

Getting from Meishan to Nantou by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Nantou sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli), Huan Bao Fu Yu Gong Yuan (in Zhongzheng District) and Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Keelung Mountain). Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, examine the collection at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner.

Getting from Nantou to Taipei by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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.