60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hsinchu
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Taichung
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Chiayi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kaohsiung
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Hengchun
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Taitung
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Hualien
— 7 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
9
Magong
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h
End: Taipei

7
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take a stroll through Ximending, and take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Taipei travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taipei. March in Taipei sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung, Mr. Brown Cafe - 1st Store
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

6
nights
Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©
On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hsinchu: Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi), Longtan (Taoyuan Shrine & Sankern Natural And Ecological Park) and Gong Wei Xu Tunnel (in Miaoli City). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Mike Recreation Farm, hike along Eighteen Peaks, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Tsing Hua University, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Cing Cyuan Hot Spring Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hsinchu holiday website.

Getting from Taipei to Hsinchu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beipu, Longtan, Hsinchu County, Tongxiao, Jinhan Dried Persimmon
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Eighteen Peaks ©
Eighteen Peaks
National Tsing Hua University ©
National Tsing Hua University

8
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: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake, Wenwumiaohoushan Park, &more), Hutou Mountain (in Nantou) and Nantou City (Nantou Service Area & Zhongxingxin Village). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Chung Tai World Museum, experience rural life at Taida Shandi Farm, wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Taichung online journey planner.

You can take a train from Hsinchu to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April in Taichung, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiayi.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nantou
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

5
nights
Chiayi

Chiayi ©
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Explore Chiayi's surroundings by going to Century Couple Tree (in Zhongpu), Fanlu (Nioubuzai Grassland & Zihyun Temple) and Alishan (Tashan Trail, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, &more). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through 36 Curve Road, steep yourself in history at Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Hinoki Village, and get outside with Alishan Siding Yunhai.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chiayi trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Taichung to Chiayi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Chiayi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Alishan, Fanlu, Beigang, Century Couple Tree, National Chung Cheng University
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Yuyupas ©
Yuyupas
Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple ©
Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende), West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Pujidian) and Anping (Anping Tree House & Anping Fort (Anping gubao)). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Takao Fishing Port, and walk around Xiao Liu Qiu.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Chiayi to Kaohsiung in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island

6
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.
When in Hengchun, make a side trip to see National Forest Recreation Areas in Shizi Township, approximately Shizi Township away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, take a stroll through Fu'an Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hengchun online journey planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung, Checheng, National Forest Recreation Areas
Find places to stay Apr 25 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©

7
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), explore the activities along Jiaming Lake, don't miss a visit to Yeyin Buluo Dixia Houses, and grab your bike and head to Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Taitung vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 1 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park

7
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
When in Hualien, make a side trip to see Yushan National Park in Shuili, approximately Shuili away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Taroko Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, get out on two wheels at Uniquefun, and head outdoors with Zuocang Trail.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hualien trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Yushan National Park
Find places to stay May 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

6
nights
Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Magong: Xiyu (Penghu Islands, Erkan Almond Tea, &more) and Niaoyu (in Baisha Township). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Local Beach, examine the collection at Crab Museum, don't miss a visit to Tong Liang Gu Rong, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shihli Beach Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Magong trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Hualien to Magong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Baisha Township, Huxi
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Siyu ©
Siyu
Cimeiyu
Cimeiyu

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