60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

60 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  13 h
1
Hualien
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Taitung
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Hengchun
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kaohsiung
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
5
Magong
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Jincheng
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
7
Chiayi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Taichung
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Hsinchu
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Taipei
— 10 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

6
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Step out of Hualien with an excursion to Yushan National Park in Shuili--about 6h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Taroko Gorge, make a trip to East Rift Valley National Scenic Area, kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and take some stellar pictures from Sixty Shi Shan - Wang You Ting.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien attractions planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hualien is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Hualien is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yushan National Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

6
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: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, contemplate the waterfront views at Jiaming Lake, and see the vivid underwater world at Lvdaoshilang.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taitung visit planner.

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay May 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Green Island ©
Green Island

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Forest Recreation Areas (in Shizi Township) and Tuoxiezide Haochabuluo (in Manzhou). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park, walk around Eluanbi, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Kenting Homeone.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hengchun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pingtung, Manzhou, Checheng, National Forest Recreation Areas
Find places to stay May 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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 (Anping Fort (Anping gubao) & Anping Tree House), West Central District (Pujidian & Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's still lots to do: stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu, get lost in a book at Dr.IKEGAMI Ichiro Memorial library, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung day trip planner.

Getting from Hengchun to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tainan, Liuqiu, Dr.IKEGAMI Ichiro Memorial library, Donglong Temple, Zhutianyiyuan
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Magong: Niaoyu (in Baisha Township), Xiyu (Penghu Islands, Siyu Sitai, &more) and Longmen Back Bay Beach (in Huxi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu, stop by Hakusakyo Town, examine the collection at Crab Museum, and head outdoors with Local Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Magong trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kaohsiung to Magong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Jincheng.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Xiyu, Penghu, Baisha Township, Huxi
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Cimeiyu
Cimeiyu
Siyu ©
Siyu

4
nights
Jincheng

Jincheng ©
Jincheng Township is an urban township on the southwestern corner of the island of Kinmen (Quemoy). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jincheng: Da Dan Island (in Lieyu) and Chenjinglan Mansion (in Jinsha). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Qionglin Residential Community , step off the mainland to explore Kinmen Island, examine the collection at The Wind Lion Cutural Museum, and look for gifts at Liangjin Farm.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jincheng attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Magong to Jincheng takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chiayi.

Things to do in Jincheng

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jinhu, Kinmen, Jinning, Da Dan Island, Chenjinglan Mansion
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cheng Gong Beach ©
Cheng Gong Beach
Qionglin Residential Community
Qionglin Residential Community
Jiangongyu Islet ©
Jiangongyu Islet

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiayi: Beigang (Bei Gang Wu de Temple God of Wealth Temple, Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple, &more), Alishan (Shun Bao Fu De Temple, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, &more) and Xingang (Bantou Jiao-Zhi Pottery Village & Bantaoyao Crafts Studio of Jiao-Zhi Pottery & Chien-Nien). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles, get outside with Tefuye Trail, don't miss a visit to Rueili Scenic Area Swallow Cliff, and take in the dramatic scenery at Longgong Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chiayi online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Jincheng to Chiayi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Chiayi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Alishan, Beigang, Chiayi County, Meishan, Fanlu
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Yuyupas ©
Yuyupas
National Chung Cheng University ©
National Chung Cheng University

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Nantou City (Wenwu Temple, Nantou Service Area, &more), Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm, Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), &more) and Yuchi (Ci'en Pagoda, Sun Moon Lake, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chung Tai World Museum, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, don't miss a visit to Tunghai University, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yuan Zuei Shao Lai Shan.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taichung tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chiayi to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Taichung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 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)

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 Hsinchu's surroundings by going to Longtan (Shimen Mountain, Sankern Natural And Ecological Park, &more), Yang Ming Exercise Park (in Pingzhen) and Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Mike Recreation Farm, stop by Jinhan Dried Persimmon, don't miss a visit to The Residence of Principal Hsin Chih-Ping, and hike along Eighteen Peaks.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hsinchu trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Taichung to Hsinchu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hsinchu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Longtan, Beipu, Hsinchu County, Tongxiao, Daxi
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Eighteen Peaks ©
Eighteen Peaks
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Bashatun Gongtian Temple ©
Bashatun Gongtian Temple

10
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Taoyuan Valley (in Toucheng), Jinbaoli Cihu Temple (in Jinshan) and Gongliao (Old Caoling Circle-lined, Northwest Coast National Scenic Area (Waiao), &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and wander the streets of Ximending.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hsinchu to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Taipei, Sanxing, Dongshan River Forest Park, Aoersenlin Xuetang, Dianji temple
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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