15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Taitung City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Chenggong Township
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Hualien City
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Taipei
— 6 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Kenting National Park and Jialeshuei Surf Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dawan Kenting Beach Park and White Sand Bay. Step out of Hengchun to go to Donggang and see Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, which is approximately 1h 40 min away.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun trip itinerary planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Hengchun is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hengchun. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Hengchun hover around 77°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung City.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, Jialeshuei Surf Beach, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

1
night
Taitung City

Taitung City ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Green Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xiaoyeliu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taidong Forest Park, and finally savor the flavors at Fanshubuo Yang's Diguasu.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taitung City day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chenggong Township.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Nature Beaches
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Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu
Green Island ©
Green Island
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park

1
night
Chenggong Township

Chenggong Township ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Sanxiantai and then stroll through Nuwalian.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chenggong Township sightseeing planner .

Getting from Taitung City to Chenggong Township by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Hualien City.

Things to do in Chenggong Township

Nature Parks Beaches
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Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

1
night
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road, then trek along Taroko Gorge, and then make a trip to Hualien Tourist Fish Harbor.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hualien City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chenggong Township to Hualien City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien City

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Taroko Gorge
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road ©
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ximending and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Take a break from the city and head to Fulung Beach and Beitou Hot Spring. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Jioufen Historical House (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). see BabyBoss. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in breathtaking views at Keelung River, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner.

Traveling by train from Hualien City to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

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