60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel planner

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Taipei
— 9 nights
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Gongliao
— 4 nights
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Xiulin
— 6 nights
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Taitung City
— 7 nights
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Hengchun
— 6 nights
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Xinyi Township
— 4 nights
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Ren'ai Township
— 6 nights
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Taichung
— 7 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 8 nights
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Taipei

— 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Danshuei (in Tamsui). Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Leofoo Village Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taipei day trip site.

Amritsar, India to Taipei is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time is 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gongliao.

Things to do in Taipei

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Gongliao

— 4 nights
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
Get out of town with these interesting Gongliao side-trips: Su'ao (Nanfangao Fishing Port, Nanning Fish Market, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fulung Beach, make a trip to Pinglin Bridge, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Long Men Bikeway.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gongliao trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Gongliao takes 1.5 hours. In September in Gongliao, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Xiulin.

Things to do in Gongliao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Xiulin

— 6 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Xiulin: Shoufeng (Farglory Ocean Park, Liyu Lake, &more), Xincheng (Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum, Chishingtan Scenic Area, &more) and Hualien City (Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road, General Hall, &more). There's still lots to do: trek along Taroko Gorge, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, stroll through Baiyang Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Xiulin trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Gongliao to Xiulin with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Taitung City.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Taitung City

— 7 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taitung City: Chenggong Township (Aquarium of Anemonefish, Sanxiantai, &more), Duoliang Station (in Taimali) and Donghe (Tungho Bridge & Water Running Up).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung City vacation maker website.

Getting from Xiulin to Taitung City by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Maobitou Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, walk around Eluanbi, and observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun tour planner.

You can drive from Taitung City to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Xinyi Township.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Xinyi Township

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Xinyi Township: Gukeng Huashan Scenic Area (in Gukeng), Fengbin (Qin Bu Zhi Zi Trail, Shihtiping, &more) and Gingko Path (in Lugu).

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Xinyi Township road trip planner.

Drive from Hengchun to Xinyi Township in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Hengchun in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Xinyi Township, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ren'ai Township.

Things to do in Xinyi Township

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ren'ai Township

— 6 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Puli (Chung Tai World Museum, Chung Tai Chan Monastery, &more) and Shei-Pa National Park Guanwu Recreation Area (in Tai'an). On the 12th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ren'ai Township online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Xinyi Township to Ren'ai Township in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to Taichung.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Fangyuan Lighthouse (in Fangyuan), Lukang (Tianhou Temple, Lugang Old Street, &more) and Yuchi (Wenwu Temple, Sun Moon Lake, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, and make a trip to Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taichung trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ren'ai Township to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Kaohsiung

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: West Central District (Shennong Street & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Pier-2 Art Centre, get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Taichung to Kaohsiung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.