19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

19 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
Train:  2 h
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Taipei
— 2 nights
5
Taipei
— 6 nights
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 striking landscape of Kenting National Park, don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Alang Yi Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun online travel route builder.

Irkutsk, Russia to Hengchun is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Irkutsk, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Hengchun, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough 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 11 — 14:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Alang Yi Trail
Alang Yi Trail

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.
Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Chimei Museum (in Rende), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Anping Tree House (in Anping). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yi Cheng Tang, get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, and make a trip to The Dome of Light.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip maker.

Drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu, Donglong Temple
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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, don't miss a visit to Ci'en Pagoda, relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and visit Nantou Service Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nantou trip planner.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): go for a walk through Dan Shui Fu You Gong 3D Cai Hui Yi Xiang Jie Ti, then make a trip to Danshuei, then look for gifts at Ximen Red House - Ximending, and finally stroll around Daan Forest Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, then make a trip to Shifen Old Street, and finally go for a walk through Shifen Waterfall Walk Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Nantou to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
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Beitou Hot Spring ©
Beitou Hot Spring
Shifen Old Street ©
Shifen Old Street
Danshuei ©
Danshuei

6
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Keelung River (in Bali). Enjoy Taipei some more: don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, stop by Ximending, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei travel planner.

On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Dianji temple
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 29:
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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