12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Taitung City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hualien City
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Magong
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park and then don't miss a visit to Feng Chui Sha. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then make a trip to Guan Shan Fude Temple, and then walk around Eluanbi.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hengchun travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hengchun is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: highs in Hengchun hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taitung City.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Eluanbi ©
Eluanbi

1
night
Taitung City

Taitung City ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): walk around Taidong Forest Park, then step off the mainland to explore Green Island, then visit Tiehuacun, and finally stop by Natural Tasty Healthy Confections.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Taitung City trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hengchun to Taitung City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hualien City.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Nature Shopping
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Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Green Island ©
Green Island
Tiehuacun ©
Tiehuacun

2
nights
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Liyu Lake, hike along Taroko Gorge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tzu Chi Foundation.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taitung City to Hualien City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Liyu Lake ©
Liyu Lake
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), then get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Keelung Harbor, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taipei vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Hualien City to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

1
night
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. On the 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenwu Temple, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xuanguang Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yuchi route planning website.

You can drive from Taipei to Yuchi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Yuchi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Yuchi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Xuanguang Temple ©
Xuanguang Temple

2
nights
Magong

Magong ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serpent Head Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Chixiyanpu, then kick back and relax at Local Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Qimei Longcheng, make a trip to Siyu, head off the coast to Penghu Islands, then snap pictures at Penghu Great Bridge, and finally make a trip to Tong Liang Gu Rong.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Magong tour planner.

Getting from Yuchi to Magong by car takes about 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Xiyu, Penghu, Tong Liang Gu Rong
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Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands
Cimeiyu
Cimeiyu
Local Beach ©
Local Beach

1
night
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 23rd (Fri): stroll around Central Park Kaohsiung, get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and finally explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lianchi (Lotus) Lake ©
Lianchi (Lotus) Lake
Kaohsiung Main Public Library ©
Kaohsiung Main Public Library
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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