60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  25​h
1
Kaohsiung
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Taitung
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hualien
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Taipei
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Matsu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Jincheng
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
8
Magong
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Nantou
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Hsinchu
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Tampa

6
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anping (Anping Fort (Anping gubao) & Anping Tree House), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan, and head off the coast to Cijin Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung road trip planning site .

Tampa, USA to Kaohsiung is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 13 hour difference. August in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

5
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.
Step out of Hengchun to go to Manzhou and see Tuoxiezide Haochabuluo, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, stroll around Longpan Park, don't miss a visit to Guan Shan Fude Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hengchun vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Hengchun sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung, Manzhou, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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), don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road, stroll through Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, and take in the pleasant sights at Fanchuanbi Grass.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taitung online trip builder .

Getting from Hengchun to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

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
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hualien: Wuling Farm (in Heping District) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). The adventure continues: hike along Taroko Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yufu Bikeway, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, and head outdoors with Bai Bao Xi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien holiday maker site .

Drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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 Waterfall & Shifen Old Street), Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Tamsui (Danshuei & Tamshui Yuandao Guanyin Temple). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and wander the streets of Ximending.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Taipei driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hualien to Taipei by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Matsu

Matsu ©
Matsu is known for nature, historic sites, museums, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Yisiantian, wander the streets of Qinbi Village, visit a coastal fixture at Dongyong Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Andong Tunnel.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Matsu tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Taipei to Matsu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jincheng.

Things to do in Matsu

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

5
nights
Jincheng

Jincheng ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Jincheng: Jinhu (Luo Baotian priest Memorial Park, Tai Lake, & more) and Chenjinglan Mansion (in Jinsha).

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jincheng day trip planning app .

Fly from Matsu to Jincheng in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Jincheng

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jinhu, Jinsha, Kinmen, Jinning
Highlights from your plan
Cheng Gong Beach ©
Cheng Gong Beach
Jiangongyu Islet ©
Jiangongyu Islet
Zhaishan Tunnel ©
Zhaishan Tunnel

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Magong: Aogu Wetlands and Forest Park (in Dongshi), Jibei Sand Beach Beak (in Baisha Township) and Xiyu (Daguoye Xuanwuyan, Siyu, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cimeiyu, enjoy the sand and surf at Local Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serpent Head Mountain, and examine the collection at Crab Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Magong trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Jincheng to Magong in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Xiyu, Penghu, Huxi, Baisha Township, Aogu Wetlands and Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Siyu ©
Siyu
Jibei Sand Beach Beak ©
Jibei Sand Beach Beak

6
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nantou: Qingshui (Ziyunyan & Kaomei Wetland), National Museum of Natural Science (in North District) and Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), make a trip to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele, and see the interesting displays at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nantou trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Nantou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Theme Parks

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)

8
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: Guanxi (Dong An Bridge & Leofoo Village Theme Park), Dapunei Marble Soda Museum (in Tongluo) and Sih Yue Syue Trail (in Sanyi). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Mike Recreation Farm, admire the landmark architecture of Bashatun Gongtian Temple, walk around Guang Ming Park, and examine the collection at One Bear Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hsinchu road trip planner .

Drive from Nantou to Hsinchu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hsinchu County, Longtan, Tongxiao, Guanxi, Dapunei Marble Soda Museum
Highlights from your plan
Eighteen Peaks ©
Eighteen Peaks
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Bashatun Gongtian Temple ©
Bashatun Gongtian Temple

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