15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Jiaoxi
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Luodong
— 2 nights
bus + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Nantou
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
5
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Tai'an
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Zhunan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Taipei

1
day
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Taipei online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lanyang Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring, then admire the sheer force of Wufengchi Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tangweigou Jiaosi Hot Spring Park, and then hike along Lin Mei Shi Pan Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jiaoxi tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Taipei to Jiaoxi in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Jiaoxi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luodong.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lanyang Museum, Jimi Square - Yilan Station
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
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Jiaosi Hot Spring Park ©
Jiaosi Hot Spring Park
Lin Mei Shi Pan Trail ©
Lin Mei Shi Pan Trail
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum

2
nights
Luodong

Luodong ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Meihua Lake, then walk around Luodong Sports Park, then make a trip to Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanfa Temple. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Suao Cold Spring, then make a trip to Lucky Art Crayon Factory, then explore the galleries of National Center for Traditional Arts, and finally wander the streets of Lotung.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Luodong day trip site .

Luodong is very close to Jiaoxi. In December in Luodong, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Luodong

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Su'ao, National Center for Traditional Arts, Meihua Lake
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Luodong Sports Park ©
Luodong Sports Park
Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake
Lucky Art Crayon Factory ©
Lucky Art Crayon Factory

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Caotun Leicang Si, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Wenwu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung, make a trip to Tunghai University, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nantou visit planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Luodong to Nantou in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taichung, Lugang Old Street
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (in Checheng), Kenting National Park (in Hengchun) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), make a trip to The Dome of Light, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nantou in December, expect Kaohsiung to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tai'an.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kenting National Park, Chimei Museum, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island

1
night
Tai'an

Tai'an ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Shei-Pa National Park Guanwu Recreation Area, then examine the collection at Taiya Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tai'an Hot Spring Area, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Taianhushan Hot Spring.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tai'an online route planner .

Getting from Kaohsiung to Tai'an by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Kaohsiung in December, expect Tai'an to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zhunan.

Things to do in Tai'an

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Taianhushan Hot Spring
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tai'an Hot Spring Area ©
Tai'an Hot Spring Area

2
nights
Zhunan

Zhunan ©
Zhunan Township is an urban township in northern Miaoli County, Taiwan.Geography Area: Population: 85,005 (January 2017 estimate)Administrative divisionsThe township comprises 25 villages: Dacuo, Dapu, Dingpu, Gangqi, Gongguan, Gongyi, Haikou, Jiaxing, Kaiyuan, Longfeng, Longshan, Qiding, Shanjia, Shengfu, Tianwen, Xinnan, Yingpan, Zhaonan, Zhengnan, Zhonggang, Zhonghua, Zhongmei, Zhongying, Zhunan and Zhuxing.Institutions National Health Research InstitutesSights and facilitiesZhunan was traditionally a beach and fishing community, and is closely associated with the sea goddess Matsu. On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Sheng Sing Station Long Teng Bridge and then get in on the family fun at Leofoo Village Theme Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zhunan trip maker website .

You can drive from Tai'an to Zhunan in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zhunan

Theme Parks

Side Trips

Leofoo Village Theme Park, Flying Cow Ranch, Sheng Sing Station Long Teng Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
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Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch

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