12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Gongliao
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Taipei
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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 10th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Long Men Bikeway and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fulung Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gongliao trip itinerary planning tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Gongliao is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Gongliao is little chillier than Jakarta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Gongliao

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach

4
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.
Visiting Taipei Zoo and Yangmingshan National Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Ximending. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gongliao to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Nature

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

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, then hike along WenWu Hiking Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yuchi online vacation planner .

Getting from Taipei to Yuchi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then stroll through Southern Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, then kick back and relax at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and then head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau).

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hengchun trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yuchi to Hengchun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hengchun when traveling from Yuchi in April, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ai He (Love River) and Smile Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Shennong Street (in West Central District) and Chimei Museum (in Annan). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and admire the landmark architecture of Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online road trip planner .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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