50 days in Taiwan Itinerary

50 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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50 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Nantou
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hsinchu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Taipei
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Hualien
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Taitung
— 7 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Pingtung
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tainan
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​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.
Explore Nantou's surroundings by going 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, make a trip to Caotun Leicang Si, admire all the interesting features of Cingjing Veterans Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nantou journey tool .

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, daytime highs in Nantou are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. 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 Hsinchu's surroundings by going to 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, don't miss a visit to The Residence of Principal Hsin Chih-Ping, take in the architecture and design of National Tsing Hua University, and walk around Guang Ming Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hsinchu online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nantou to Hsinchu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Hsinchu, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks Theme Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tongxiao, Mike Recreation Farm, Tongluo Tea Factory, Shei-Pa National Park Guanwu Recreation Area, Leofoo Village Theme Park
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: 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: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, make a trip to Danshuei, and take a stroll through Ximending.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Taipei tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Hsinchu to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

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 to go to Alishan and see Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Taroko Gorge, make a trip to Chongde Bay, admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley, and trek along Shakadang Trail.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hualien attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), contemplate the waterfront views at Jiaming Lake, stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and grab your bike and head to Guanshan Bicycle Path.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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)
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pingtung: 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. The adventure continues: stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu, see the vivid underwater world at Beauty Cave, make a trip to Kenting Homeone, and ponder the world of politics at Zhutianyiyuan.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pingtung trip planner.

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tainan: 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, contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, make a trip to Erliao Guanriting, and get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tainan day trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for 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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