12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Taipei
— 1 night
2
Taichung
— 3 nights
3
Tainan
— 4 nights
4
Hualien
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark, then contemplate the long history of 228 Peace Memorial Park, and finally hunt for treasures at Shilin Night Market. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ximending, make a trip to Danshuei, and then steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip maker website.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major aiports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
228 Peace Memorial Park ©
228 Peace Memorial Park
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wuling and National Chi Nan University. Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Yuchi (Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village & Wenwu Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at PaoChueh Temple, stop by Parklane, and get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Taichung travel planning website.

Getting from Taipei to Taichung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
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Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
Wuling ©
Wuling
PaoChueh Temple ©
PaoChueh Temple

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Cheng Kung University and Central Park Kaohsiung. Change things up with these side-trips from Tainan: Dragon Tiger Tower (in Zuoying), Kaohsiung Main Public Library (in Qianzhen) and Dashu District (Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum & Fo Guang Shan). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan day trip planning website.

Getting from Taichung to Tainan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Taichung in February, expect Tainan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 29:
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
National Cheng Kung University ©
National Cheng Kung University
Central Park Kaohsiung ©
Central Park Kaohsiung

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road and National Dong Hwa University. There's lots more to do: hike along Zhuilu Old Trail, make a trip to Hualien Cultural & Creative Industries Park, take a memorable drive along Su-Hua Highway, and head outdoors with Shakadang Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hualien trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tainan to Hualien in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. When traveling from Tainan in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hualien: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
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Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road ©
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road
National Dong Hwa University ©
National Dong Hwa University
Su-Hua Highway ©
Su-Hua Highway

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