42 days in Taiwan Itinerary

42 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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42 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taitung
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hualien
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Taipei
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hsinchu
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Taichung
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Kaohsiung
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Perth

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.
Attractions like National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Jialeshuei Surf Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park, don't miss a visit to Guan Shan Fude Temple, kick back and relax at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau).

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hengchun trip builder tool .

Perth, Australia to Hengchun is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hengchun: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pingtung, Jialeshuei Surf Beach, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lvdaoshilang and Xiaoyeliu. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Sanxiantai, stroll through Nuwalian, contemplate the waterfront views at Jiaming Lake, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Taitung trip planning site .

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time 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

6
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Attractions like Chishingtan Scenic Area and Farglory Ocean Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Yushan National Park in Shuili (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Taroko Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuocang Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shihmen Mountain, and don't miss a visit to Pine Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip maker .

Getting from Taitung to Hualien by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yushan National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Taipei Zoo and Taipei Children's Amusement Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Lucky Art Crayon Factory (in Su'ao), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Meihua Lake (in Dongshan). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and take in the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Taipei are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Lucky Art Crayon Factory, Meihua Lake
Highlights from your plan
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park
Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park

5
nights
Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©
On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
Family-friendly places like Leofoo Village Theme Park and Window on China Theme Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hsinchu: Flying Cow Ranch (in Tongxiao), Taiwan Hakka Museum (in Tongluo) and Beipu (Green World Ecological Farm & Mike Recreation Farm). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at 17 Kilometers Hsinchu Coast Scenic Area, see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jhulian Temple, and take in the architecture and design of National Tsing Hua University.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hsinchu tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Taipei to Hsinchu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hsinchu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Beipu, Window on China Theme Park, Giant tree district in Cinsbu, Leofoo Village Theme Park, Flying Cow Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch
Green World Ecological Farm ©
Green World Ecological Farm

6
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and National Museum of Natural Science will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township), Yuchi (Wenwu Temple & Sun Moon Lake) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, try for a hole-in-one at Minigolf Taichung, and have fun and explore at National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute.

Planning Taichung trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Hsinchu to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nantou, Sih Yue Syue Trail, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Tree Valley Life Science Museum and National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung. Venture out of the city with trips to Chimei Museum (in Rende), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Thai Peng Keng Maxwell Memorial Church). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), explore the landscape on two wheels at Da Peng Bay Bike Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung travel planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taichung in January; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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