16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Irkutsk
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Subway + Train:  2 h
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Taipei
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  9 h
End: Irkutsk

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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Alang Yi Trail, and stroll around Longpan Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun online itinerary planner.

Irkutsk, Russia to Hengchun is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Irkutsk in August, you will find days in Hengchun are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Anping Tree House (in Anping) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Pier-2 Art Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung day trip site.

Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In August, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Nantou is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nantou route planner.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. September in Nantou sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village

5
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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nantou to Taipei by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

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