21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

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

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Ren'ai Township (Wuling & Cingjing Veterans Farm) and Yuchi (Wenwu Temple, Sun Moon Lake, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street, and make a trip to Tunghai University.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung trip maker tool.

Taipei to Taichung is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nantou
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Anping Tree House (in Anping), West Central District (Shennong Street & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, look for gifts at Ruifeng Night Market, and make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung road trip app.

Traveling by train from Taichung to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Taichung in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kaohsiung: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tainan
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, deepen your understanding at National Dong Hwa University, and head outdoors with Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hualien day trip planning app.

Take a train from Kaohsiung to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Yilan.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Liyu Lake ©
Liyu Lake

4
nights
Yilan

Yilan ©
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Yilan is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, don't miss a visit to Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park, stroll around Yilan Riverside Park, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Suao Cold Spring.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yilan trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Hualien to Yilan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Yilan

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake
Wufengchi Waterfall ©
Wufengchi Waterfall

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Shifen Old Street (in Pingxi), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Taipei Children's Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, make a trip to Danshuei, take a stroll through Ximending, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taipei travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yilan to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

Similar Plans

22 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 25 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM TURKEY November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 20 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans