60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Drive to Hsinchu
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Hsinchu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 7 nights
Drive
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Taxi to Chiayi, Fly to Magong
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Magong
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kaohsiung
— 7 nights
Taxi to Donggang, Ferry to Liuqiu
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Liuqiu
— 3 nights
Ferry to Donggang, Bus to Hengchun
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Hengchun
— 6 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 9 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 8 nights
Fly

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Hsinchu

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Flying Cow Ranch and Huoyan Mountain Natural Ecological Reserve Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hsinchu: Tongluo Tea Factory (in Tongluo), Sih Yue Syue Trail (in Sanyi) and Beipu (Mike Recreation Farm & Green World Ecological Farm). The adventure continues: trek along Eighteen Peaks, contemplate the waterfront views at Shimen Reservoir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoyuan Shrine, and ponder the world of politics at Dashan Beiyue.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hsinchu tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Hsinchu is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time is 13 hours. Traveling from Toronto in November, expect Hsinchu to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nantou

— 7 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Explore hidden gems such as Ali Mountain (Alishan) and Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area. Explore Nantou's surroundings by going to Gaomei Wetland (in Qingshui), National Museum of Natural Science (in North District) and Tunghai University (in Xitun). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sun-Link-Sea Forest and Nature Resort, trek along Sun Moon Village Shueiwatou Trail, experience rural life at Liou Plum Farm, and make a trip to Fuci Tree.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nantou itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hsinchu to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Nantou sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Alishan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): go for a walk through Alishan Sacred Tree, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, then go for a walk through Sister Lake, and finally make a trip to Yuyupas. On the next day, trek along Tashan Trail, then take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then get outside with Alishan Giant Trees Park Trail, and finally make a trip to Ali Shan Zou Zu Wenhua Buluo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alishan travel route planner.

You can drive from Nantou to Alishan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Magong

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Penghu Islands and Guanyin Buddhist Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Niaoyu (in Baisha Township) and Xiyu (Erkan Community, Erkan Almond Tea, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Shanshui Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Jibei Island Bikeway, get great views at Kueibishan, and engage your brain at Wangan Green Turtle Tourism and Conservation Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Magong trip planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Alishan to Magong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Magong

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaohsiung

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caishan Natural Park and Kaohsiung Main Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Beutic Private Tour (in North District), Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Cihou Fort, deepen your understanding at National Sun Yat-sen University, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

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Getting from Magong to Kaohsiung by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. November in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Liuqiu.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Liuqiu

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Liuqiu Dive and Da Peng Bay Bike Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liuqiu: Donggang (Hua Qiao Market & Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area).

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Kaohsiung to Liuqiu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Liuqiu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Liuqiu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Hengchun

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Kenting National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kenting Dajianshan, and enjoy breathtaking views from Southern Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hengchun driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Liuqiu to Hengchun in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taitung

— 6 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sanxiantai and Taidong Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Green Island, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Prehistory, don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road, and get outside with East Coast National Scenic Area.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Taitung trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Hualien

— 9 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Explore hidden gems such as Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences and Su-Hua Highway. There's much more to do: hike along Zhuilu Old Trail, deepen your understanding at National Dong Hwa University, contemplate the waterfront views at Shihtiping, and Head underground at Cave of Water Curtain.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hualien road trip site.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to MyTaiwanTour Travel Services and Lucky Art Crayon Factory. Venture out of the city with trips to Jiaoxi (Wufengchi Waterfall, Jiaosi Hot Spring, &more), Meihua Lake (in Dongshan) and Lanyang Museum (in Toucheng). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at YOLO Taiwan, shop like a local with Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.