60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip planner

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Fly
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Taipei
— 10 nights
Train
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Taichung
— 9 nights
Train to Chiayi, Bus to Chiayi County
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Chiayi County
— 8 nights
Drive
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Pingtung
— 7 nights
Taxi to Chaozhou, Train to Taitung
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Taitung
— 8 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 8 nights
Drive
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Yilan
— 8 nights
Drive to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Fly to San Francisco

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Taipei

— 10 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 Taipei Zoo and National Palace Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Fulung Beach (in Gongliao), Keelung River (in Bali) and Ruifang (Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)). Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Leofoo Village Theme Park. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market, get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Taipei is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Francisco to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Taichung

— 9 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sun Moon Lake and Flying Cow Ranch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Taiwan Historica (in Nantou City), Ali Mountain (Alishan) (in Xinyi Township) and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village (in Yuchi). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area, visit Lukang, don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, and get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung travel route planner.

Take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Taichung are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chiayi County.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Chiayi County

— 8 nights
A rugged landscape scattered with villages and vast plains of untouched nature, Chiayi County stretches between sea and mountains on the southwestern coast.
Attractions like Jibei Sand Beach Beak and Taiwan Blackfoot Disease Socio Medical Service Memorial House make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Chiayi County: Chimei Museum (in Rende), West Central District (Shennong Street, Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), &more) and Former Tainan Weather Observatory (in Dongshan). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, deepen your understanding at Alishan Forestry Village & Hinoki Village, don't miss a visit to Tainan Theological College, and steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chiayi County trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Taichung to Chiayi County in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Chiayi County

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung

— 7 nights
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Attractions like Kenting National Park and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Pingtung's surroundings by going to Central Park Kaohsiung (in Qianjin), Gushan (Hamasen, National Sun Yat-sen University, &more) and The Dome of Light (in Xinxing). There's much more to do: walk around Xiao Liu Qiu, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), get in on the family fun at E-Da Theme Park, and view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pingtung trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Chiayi County to Pingtung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taitung

— 8 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Family-friendly places like Orchid Island(Lanyu) and Green Island will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Lvdaoshilang, look for gifts at Natural Tasty Healthy Confections, stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Green Island Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taitung trip maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Pingtung to Taitung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Hualien

— 8 nights
Kids will enjoy Chishingtan Scenic Area and Farglory Ocean Park.

To plan Hualien vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yilan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yilan

— 8 nights
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Attractions like Meihua Lake and Guishan Island make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, admire the striking features of Zhaoyinggong, walk around MaKau Ecological Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tou Cheng Bathing Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yilan holiday planner.

Getting from Hualien to Yilan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Yilan are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Yilan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Taiwan travel guide

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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.