44 days in Taiwan Itinerary

44 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Kaohsiung International Airport, Drive to Liuqiu
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Liuqiu
— 3 nights
Ferry to Donggang, Bus to Hengchun
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Hengchun
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 6 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 7 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 6 nights
Drive
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Meishan
— 1 night
Drive
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 7 nights
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Liuqiu

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Liuqiu: Wutai (Yanban Ln & Wutai Scenic Area) and Donglong Temple (in Donggang).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Liuqiu online trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Liuqiu is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Liuqiu reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Liuqiu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Kenting Homeone, witness the site of a historic battle at Mudan Shihmen Battle Field, and take some stellar pictures from Alang Yi Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hengchun trip builder website.

Getting from Liuqiu to Hengchun by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Taitung

— 6 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 Sanxiantai, stop by Ching Tse, take in the natural beauty of Jinlun Hot Spring, and go for a walk through Fanchuanbi Grass.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung road trip tool.

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Hualien

— 6 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences, make a trip to Chongde Bay, do some two-wheel cruising with Uniquefun, and hike along Taroko Gorge.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hualien road trip app.

Getting from Taitung to Hualien by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Wenwu Shengmiao (in Xinzhuang), Ruifang (Golden Waterfall, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more) and Pingxi (Shifen Old Street & Shifen Waterfall). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take a stroll through Ximending, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and don't miss a visit to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip planner.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Taipei, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou

— 6 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get out of town with these interesting Nantou side-trips: Zhan Rong Health (in Wuri), Taichung Baptist Church (in West District) and Heping District (Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area & Yuan Zuei Shao Lai Shan). On the 17th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, trek along Dakeng No.2 Trail, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and grab your bike and head to Puli Bikeway.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantou online travel planner.

Drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Meishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Meishan

— 1 night
Meishan Township is a rural township in Chiayi County, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Wan Nian Canyon, then take a peaceful walk through 36 Curve Road, then admire the sheer force of Longgong Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Meishan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Meishan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Meishan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Alishan

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Yuyupas, then hike along Mihu Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple. On the next day, walk around Yuantan Ecological Park, then head outdoors with Tefuye Trail, then get a taste of life in the country at Greening Ranch, and finally take in the natural beauty of Jhonglun Hot Spring.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alishan trip builder tool.

You can drive from Meishan to Alishan in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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 Magic School of Green Technology (in North District), West Central District (Pujidian & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)) and Hai Shan Pai le Di (in Anping). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung travel planner.

Traveling by car from Alishan to Kaohsiung takes 3 hours. In January in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.