50 days in Taiwan Itinerary

50 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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50 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h
1
Nantou
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hsinchu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Taipei
— 8 nights
train:  3​h
4
Hualien
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Taitung
— 7 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Pingtung
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tainan
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun), Central District (Mark Taiwan & Shin Sei Green Waterway) and National Museum of Natural Science (in North District). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunglungyen Waterfall, and explore and take pictures at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nantou trip itinerary maker website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nantou is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Nantou, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Taichung, Alishan Shenmu Area
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hsinchu: Mike Recreation Farm (in Beipu), Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi) and Jinhan Dried Persimmon (in Xinpu). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Guanwu Forest Recreation Area, hike along Eighteen Peaks, examine the collection at One Bear Museum, and browse the range of quality goods at Big City.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hsinchu trip builder site .

Drive from Nantou to Hsinchu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Hsinchu sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks Theme Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tongxiao, Shei-Pa National Park Guanwu Recreation Area, Taoyuan Shrine, Leofoo Village Theme Park, Mike Recreation Farm
Highlights from your plan
Eighteen Peaks ©
Eighteen Peaks
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Bashatun Gongtian Temple ©
Bashatun Gongtian Temple

8
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 Pingxi (Shifen Old Street & Shifen Waterfall), Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), & more) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). On the 17th (Wed), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, take a stroll through Ximending, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner.

Drive from Hsinchu to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Taipei sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

7
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Step out of Hualien with an excursion to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Alishan--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Taroko Gorge, don't miss a visit to Sixty Shi Shan - Wang You Ting, appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Shakadang Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hualien day trip planning website .

Getting from Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

7
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: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), stroll around Taidong Forest Park, go for a stroll along the water at Lvdaoshilang, and explore the activities along Sanxiantai.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Taitung trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Green Island ©
Green Island

6
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Pingtung side-trips: Takao Railway Museum (in Gushan), The Pier-2 Art Centre (in Yancheng) and The Dome of Light (in Xinxing). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu, explore the striking landscape at Beauty Cave, make a trip to Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pingtung day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Taitung to Pingtung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

8
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (in Dashu District), Ai He (Love River) (in Yancheng) and Zuoying (Dragon Tiger Tower, Fengshanjiucheng Kongmiao Chongsheng Temple, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, stroll around Xiziwan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and head off the coast to Cijin Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tainan trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Pingtung to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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