59 days in Taiwan Itinerary

59 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

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Fly
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Taipei
— 12 nights
Train
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Taichung
— 7 nights
Train to Chiayi, Bus to Chiayi County
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Chiayi County
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pingtung
— 8 nights
Taxi to Chaozhou, Train to Taitung
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Taitung
— 8 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 8 nights
Drive
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Yilan
— 6 nights
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Taipei

— 12 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.
Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and Dihua Street. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei Confucius Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi), Fulung Beach (in Gongliao) and Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary builder app.

Algiers, Algeria to Taipei is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to Taipei is 7 hours. Traveling from Algiers in December, Taipei is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taichung

— 7 nights

Cultural City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rainbow Village Taichung and Lukang. Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Ren'ai Township (Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area & Cingjing Veterans Farm), Lukang (Lugang Old Street & Tianhou Temple) and Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, &more). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, go for a walk through Taichung Cultural and Creative Industries Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Butterfly Park, and look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taichung online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiayi County.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiayi County

— 7 nights
A rugged landscape scattered with villages and vast plains of untouched nature, Chiayi County stretches between sea and mountains on the southwestern coast.
Explore Chiayi County's surroundings by going to Xiluo Western Market (in Xiluo), Hu Wei Salon (in Huwei) and Xiluo Fusing Temple (in Dapi). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, don't miss a visit to Jiayi Cheng Huang Temple, identify plant and animal life at Ali Mountain (Alishan), and get in on the family fun at Jan Fu Sun Fancy World.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chiayi County planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Taichung to Chiayi County in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Chiayi County

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung

— 8 nights
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Pier-2 Art Centre and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum. Visit White Sand Bay and Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area for some beach relaxation. Explore Pingtung's surroundings by going to West Central District (Hayashi Department Store & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)), The Dome of Light (in Xinxing) and Anping Tree House (in Anping). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town, and find something for the whole family at E-Da Theme Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pingtung road trip website.

Traveling by car from Chiayi County to Pingtung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Taitung

— 8 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Green Island Lighthouse and Xinyuanchang Red Tea Cultural Center. Relax by the water at Lvdaoshilang and Nuwalian. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Natural Tasty Healthy Confections, make a trip to Green Island Little Great Wall, step off the mainland to explore Green Island, and stroll around Taidong Forest Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taitung attractions website.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Pingtung to Taitung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Hualien

— 8 nights
Get some cultural insight at Xiangde Temple and Ruisui Ranch.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Hualien are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Yilan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yilan

— 6 nights
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yang Shih Fang Memorial Park and Beiguan Crab Museum. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Luodong Night Market, delve into the lush surroundings at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, make a trip to Wun Chuang Tou Wei Cultural and Creative Park, and make a splash at Dongshan River Water Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yilan trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Yilan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yilan when traveling from Hualien in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yilan

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.