11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  23 h 15 min
1
Gongliao
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Salt Lake City

1
day
Gongliao

Gongliao
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fulung Beach and then grab your bike and head to Long Men Bikeway.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gongliao road trip planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Gongliao is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Gongliao, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: highs in Gongliao hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Gongliao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach

3
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.
Head to Taipei 101 and Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Palace Museum and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ximending, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taipei sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gongliao to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. April in Taipei sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung holiday planning app .

Getting from Taipei to Kaohsiung by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from Taipei in April, Kaohsiung is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Hengchun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through WenWu Hiking Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuchi trip planner .

Getting from Hengchun to Yuchi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hengchun in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Yuchi. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway

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