60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 10 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Matsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Taichung
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Penghu
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Fly + subway + train:  3​h 45​min
5
Pingtung
— 8 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
6
Taitung
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hualien
— 10 nights
train + bus:  3​h
8
Yilan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Paris

10
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 some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Sandiaojiao Lighthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Palace Museum and Confucius Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Xinbei (The Lin Family Mansion and Garden, Fulung Beach, & more). Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Taipei Children's Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Taipei 101, look for gifts at Dihua Street, shop like a local with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi, and take an in-depth tour of Martyrs' Shrine.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Taipei trip generator.

Paris, France to Taipei is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Taipei, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Matsu Islands.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Miaokou Night Market
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

3
nights
Matsu

Matsu ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dongyong Lighthouse and Tiebao. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Qinbi Village and Magang Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Matsu Islands trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taipei to Matsu Islands by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Matsu Islands are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Matsu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dongyong Lighthouse ©
Dongyong Lighthouse
Andong Tunnel ©
Andong Tunnel

7
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
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.
Visiting Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and Kaomei Wetland will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wen Wu Temple and Lugang Old Street. Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Nantou County (Cingjing Veterans Farm & Sun Moon Lake), Big City (in Hsinchu) and Chiayi County (Alishan National Forest Recreation Area & Ali Mountain (Alishan)). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, steep yourself in history at ConfuciusTemple Martyr's Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of PaoChueh Temple, and browse for treasures at Taichung Jade Market.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Taichung vacation trip planner.

Getting from Matsu Islands to Taichung by flight takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Penghu County.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Big City
Highlights from your plan
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street

6
nights
Penghu

Penghu ©
Get some cultural insight at Yuwengdao Lighthouse Siyu Lighthouse and Penghu Tianhou Temple. Head to Zhongzheng Road Shopping Area and Erkan Almond Teafor plenty of shopping.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Penghu County holiday planner.

Getting from Taichung to Penghu County by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pingtung County.

Things to do in Penghu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kenting National Park and Chihkan Tower. Popular historic sites such as Anping Fort (Anping gubao) and Shennong Street are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Pingtung County: Kaohsiung (Cihou Lighthouse, Dream Mall Shopping Mall, & more) and Tainan (Garden Night Market, 台南孔子廟 Tainan Confucius Temple, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, delve into the distant past at Hengchun Old Town, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kending Street Night Market, and browse the exhibits of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pingtung County vacation builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Penghu County to Pingtung County in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Taitung County.

Things to do in Pingtung

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store

9
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Popular historic sites such as Green Island Lighthouse and Tianhou Temple are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Green Island and Orchid Island(Lanyu). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Sanxiantai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuwalian, get great views at Lu Yeh High Land, and explore the gorgeous colors at Lvdaoshilang.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taitung County trip builder.

Traveling by train from Pingtung County to Taitung County takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Taitung County are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hualien County.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Green Island ©
Green Island
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)

10
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Tzu Chi Foundation and Hualien Chenghuan Temple will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lichuan Fish Market and Zhiqiang Night Market. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, trek along Baiyang Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sixty Rock Mountain, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien County trip builder.

Traveling by train from Taitung County to Hualien County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yilan County.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

4
nights
Yilan

Yilan ©
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lanyang Museum and National Center for Traditional Arts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luodong Night Market and Neipi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yilan Lover's Bay, look for gifts at Nanning Fish Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Meihua Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yilan Sancing Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yilan County itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Hualien County to Yilan County takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Yilan County sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yilan

Parks Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Neipi Beach ©
Neipi Beach

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