23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly + Subway:  17 h
1
Taipei
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Hualien
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Taichung
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
End: London

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 Beitou Hot Spring to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, admire the striking features of Taipei 101, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei tour itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Taipei hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 4:
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

4
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: get outside with Taroko Gorge, hike along Shakadang Trail, kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hualien online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

2
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.
Longpan Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park, walk around Longpan Park, then stroll around Eluanbi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Southern Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hengchun holiday planner.

Drive from Hualien to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hengchun are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Eluanbi ©
Eluanbi

3
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.
Kaohsiung is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. April in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Tainan on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

1
night
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tainan route maker tool.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)

4
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've now added 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake & Wenwumiaohoushan Park) and Cingjing Veterans Farm (in Ren'ai Township). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, and explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip planner.

Drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tainan in April, with highs in Taichung at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Nantou
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland

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