12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Train:  3 h
1
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Hengchun
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Xiulin
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Taichung
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Taipei

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 2nd (Mon), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then make a trip to The Dome of Light, and then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

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Taipei to Tainan is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toYuchi.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Checheng Station and then tour the pleasant surroundings at WenWu Hiking Trail. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xuanguang Temple, and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yuchi trip maker .

Drive from Tainan to Yuchi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Checheng Station
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Xuanguang Temple ©
Xuanguang Temple

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.
On the 5th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park and then stroll through Southern Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun day trip site .

Getting from Yuchi to Hengchun by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Southern Point ©
Southern Point

1
night
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Baiyang Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple, then appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine, and finally hike along Taroko Gorge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Xiulin holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hengchun to Xiulin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Eternal Spring Shrine ©
Eternal Spring Shrine

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101, and contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Taipei attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Xiulin to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Taipei, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keelung Harbor, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

3
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.
You've now added FengJia Night Market to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Maple Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, then don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, and finally look for gifts at FengJia Night Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bagua Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taichung trip planner.

Drive from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Taipei in July: highs in Taichung hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bagua Mountain
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

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