46 days in Taiwan Itinerary

46 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Drive to Hsinchu
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Hsinchu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 6 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 5 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pingtung City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tainan
— 6 nights
Fly
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Jincheng
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 6 nights
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Hsinchu

— 4 nights

Windy City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hsinchu: Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi), Peanut House (in Zhongli) and Longtan (Taoyuan Shrine & Sankern Natural And Ecological Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, head outdoors with Qingtangyuan, don't miss a visit to The Residence of Principal Hsin Chih-Ping, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Tsing Hua University.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hsinchu trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hsinchu is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Hsinchu due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in March; daily highs in Hsinchu reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Taipei

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ershawan Fort (in Zhongzheng District), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, surround yourself with nature on YOLO Taiwan, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hsinchu to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Taipei sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Hualien

— 5 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 outside with Taroko Gorge, do some two-wheel cruising with Uniquefun, trek along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), and explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hualien trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Taitung

— 5 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: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), examine the collection at Taitung Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Sanxiantai, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Kung-Tung.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Taitung journey planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Hengchun

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Shadao Ecological Reserve, walk around Eluanbi, and get great views at Alang Yi Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hengchun online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pingtung City.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pingtung City

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Zhutianyiyuan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Wan Jin Church, and then take in the pleasant sights at Silin walking trail. On the next day, make a trip to Donglong Temple, see some colorful creatures with Liuqiu Dive, and then make a trip to Dragonfly Art Studio.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pingtung City trip planner.

Getting from Hengchun to Pingtung City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung City

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tainan

— 6 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tainan: Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum (in Niaosong), Dashu District (Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum & Fo Guang Shan) and Guandi Temple (in Lingya). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, deepen your knowledge of military history at Anping Fort (Anping gubao), and view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan travel route builder.

You can drive from Pingtung City to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Jincheng.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Jincheng

— 3 nights
Jincheng Township is an urban township on the southwestern corner of the island of Kinmen (Quemoy). Jincheng is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Wind Lion Cutural Museum, browse the exhibits of Jincheng Civil Defense Tunnel, enjoy the sand and surf at Cheng Gong Beach, and don't miss a visit to Southern Fujian Historical House.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jincheng trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tainan to Jincheng in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Alishan.

Things to do in Jincheng

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Alishan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Yuyupas, then get engrossed in the history at Alishan Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally get outside with Tashan Trail. On the next day, stroll around Yuantan Ecological Park, then trek along Tefuye Trail, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, and finally walk around Dinghu Ecological Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alishan planner.

Getting from Jincheng to Alishan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Nantou

— 6 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantou: Gaomei Wetland (in Qingshui), Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun) and National Museum of Natural Science (in North District). On the 28th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and admire the masterpieces at Chung Tai World Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nantou trip website.

You can drive from Alishan to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

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.