60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Tainan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nantou
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hsinchu
— 6 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Matsu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Taipei
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Hualien
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Taitung
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
8
Magong
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Hengchun
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

7
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tainan: Yancheng (Ai He (Love River) & The Pier-2 Art Centre), Zuoying (Dragon Tiger Tower, Freedom Sunset Market, & more) and Dashu District (Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum & Fo Guang Shan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Zhutianyiyuan, make a trip to Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tainan day trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles, Zhutianyiyuan, Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien, Dragonfly Art Studio
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

8
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), Kaomei Wetland (in Qingshui) and West District (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts & Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, make a trip to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele, find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, and take in the awesome beauty at Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nantou trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Nantou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Nantou are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Taichung
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hsinchu: Mike Recreation Farm (in Beipu), Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi) and Taoyuan Shrine (in Longtan). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Carp Pond Water Reservoir Scenic Lookouts, see the interesting displays at One Bear Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Tsing Hua University, and browse the range of quality goods at Big City.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hsinchu online trip 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 August, daytime highs in Hsinchu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tongluo, Sanyi, Safulak Art Village, Xinyue Beach, Taoyuan Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Eighteen Peaks ©
Eighteen Peaks
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Bashatun Gongtian Temple ©
Bashatun Gongtian Temple

4
nights
Matsu

Matsu ©
Matsu is known for nature, historic sites, museums, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Yisiantian, enjoy breathtaking views from Bishan Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magang Temple, and head off the coast to Tiebao.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsu vacation planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hsinchu to Matsu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Matsu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jhengedaidan Memorial Park ©
Jhengedaidan Memorial Park
Dongyong Lighthouse ©
Dongyong Lighthouse
Dongquan Lighthouse ©
Dongquan Lighthouse

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli), Tamsui (Tamshui Yuandao Guanyin Temple & Danshuei) and Pingxi (Shifen Waterfall & Shifen Old Street). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), take in the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taipei journey maker .

You can fly from Matsu to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. August in Taipei sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung
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.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shihmen Mountain, explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area, and admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

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), go for a stroll along the water at Lvdaoshilang, make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road, and grab your bike and head to Guanshan Bicycle Path.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taitung trip planning site .

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taitung Brown's Road ©
Taitung Brown's Road

6
nights
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Magong: Penghu Tiantang Lu (in Baisha Township) and Xiyu (Penghu Islands, Daguoye Xuanwuyan, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu, stop by Erkan Almond Tea, take in the awesome beauty at Serpent Head Mountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Penghu Tianhou Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Magong trip simple and quick.

Getting from Taitung to Magong by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Huxi, Baisha Township
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Siyu ©
Siyu
Guanyin Buddhist Temple ©
Guanyin Buddhist Temple

6
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hengchun: Liuqiu (Beauty Cave & Xiao Liu Qiu). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, don't miss a visit to Guan Shan Fude Temple, walk around Eluanbi, and get great views at Alang Yi Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hengchun travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Magong to Hengchun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung, Liuqiu, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

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