60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel planner

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Kaohsiung
— 6 nights
Fly
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Magong
— 6 nights
Fly to Chiayi, Taxi to Alishan
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Alishan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hsinchu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 8 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 8 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 7 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 7 nights
Drive to Kaohsiung International Airport, Fly to San Antonio

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Kaohsiung

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cijin Island and Kaohsiung Main Public Library. Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Chimei Museum (in Rende), West Central District (Da Tian Hou Gong & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)) and Anping (Anping Guanyinting, Anping Fort (Anping gubao), &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu, squeeze the most out of the city with Andy's Cab - Private Tour Guide, make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at A Gong Dian Reservoir.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung road trip planner.

San Antonio, USA to Kaohsiung is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time is 14 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kaohsiung, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Magong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Magong

— 6 nights
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.
Attractions like Cimeiyu and Hakusakyo Town make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Magong's surroundings by going to Niaoyu (in Baisha Township), Huajhai Gucuo (in Wang'an) and Xiyu (Waianer, Penghu Islands, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Penghu Tianhou Temple, see the interesting displays at Crab Museum, take in the history at Dongtai Fort, and don't miss a visit to Tong Liang Gu Rong.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Magong trip planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Magong by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Magong

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Alishan

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Fanlu (Eryanping Trail, Zihyun Temple, &more) and Jhonglun Hot Spring (in Zhongpu).

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alishan vacation builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Magong to Alishan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Nantou

— 7 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sun Moon Lake and Sunglungyen Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Nantou side-trips: Longgong Waterfall (in Meishan), Beitun (Dakeng No.3 Trail & Dakeng No.2 Trail) and Qingshui (Niumatou Yizhi Wenhua Yuanqu, Gaomei Wetland, &more). On the 3rd (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, make a trip to Fuci Tree, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ali Mountain (Alishan).

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nantou online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Alishan to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Hsinchu

— 6 nights

Windy City

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Leofoo Village Theme Park and Sankern Natural And Ecological Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hsinchu side-trips: Beipu (Mike Recreation Farm & Beipu Old Street), Tongxiao (Flying Cow Ranch & Bashatun Gongtian Temple) and Sanyi (Sih Yue Syue Trail & Huoyan Mountain Natural Ecological Reserve Park). There's still lots to do: get outside with Qingtangyuan, examine the collection at One Bear Museum, explore the activities along Baoshan Water Reservoir, and trek along Eighteen Peaks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hsinchu trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Hsinchu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Hsinchu sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taipei

— 8 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.
Attractions like National Palace Museum and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Mysterious Coast (in Jinshan), Wanli (YehLiu Geopark & Bao'an Temple) and Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, admire the sheer force of Shifen Waterfall, grab your bike and head to Fengguikou, and identify plant and animal life at MyTaiwanTour Travel Services.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hsinchu to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Taipei sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hualien

— 8 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Attractions like Chishingtan Scenic Area and Farglory Ocean Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: hike along Taroko Gorge, steep yourself in history at Gangtiangong, don't miss a visit to Chongde Bay, and head outdoors with Baiyang Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hualien trip app.

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Taitung

— 7 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Orchid Island(Lanyu) and Lvdaoshilang. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Jiaming Lake, step off the mainland to explore Green Island, grab your bike and head to Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, and stroll around Taidong Forest Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taitung tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Hengchun

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Kenting National Park and Kenting Dajianshan. Take a break from Hengchun with a short trip to Shuangliu National Forest Recreation Area in Shizi Township, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with White Sand Bay, kick back and relax at Little Bay Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Alang Yi Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hengchun vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Hengchun sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.