15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Taichung
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Hualien
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
New Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm), Nantou Service Area (in Nantou City) and Sun Moon Lake (in Yuchi). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, ponder the world of politics at Wanchungong, admire the striking features of Xiluo Fusing Temple, and identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taichung travel itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Taichung is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Taichung, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Xiluo Fusing Temple
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Anping Guanyinting (in Anping), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandi Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Kaohsiung is somewhat warmer than Taichung - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, beaches, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Taroko Gorge, appreciate the views at Emerald valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple, and head outdoors with Shakadang Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hualien using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Hualien takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

4
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
When in New Taipei, make a side trip to see National Palace Museum in Shilin, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), stroll around Yeh Liu Geo Park, and don't miss a visit to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

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You can take a train from Hualien to New Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in New Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Taipei
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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