17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Taichung
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Taipei

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.
You've now added TourMeAway - Free Walking Tour In Taipei to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and National Palace Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Taipei Zoo and Beitou Hot Spring. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Neipi Beach (in Su'ao), Meihua Lake (in Dongshan) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). On the 13th (Sat), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Taipei 101, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Office Building, and contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Meihua Lake, Neipi Beach
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taroko Gorge. On the 16th (Tue), appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley and then hike along Taroko Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chongde Bay, appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zhuilu Old Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Xiulin vacation site .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Taipei to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley
Chongde Bay ©
Chongde Bay

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dawan Kenting Beach Park as well as Kenting National Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, then identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park, and then stroll through Southern Point. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and then don't miss a visit to Hengchun South Gate.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hengchun travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xiulin to Hengchun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hengchun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes FengJia Night Market as well as Kaomei Wetland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at FengJia Night Market and then admire the striking features of Taichung Broadcasting Bureau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, and then take a stroll through Touliu.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Taichung road trip planner .

You can drive from Hengchun to Taichung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hengchun in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taichung, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Touliu, Wenwu Temple
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National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market

2
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.
Ai He (Love River) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): browse the exhibits of The Pier-2 Art Centre and then explore the activities along Ai He (Love River). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum and then explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Taichung to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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