11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 1 day
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Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Drive
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 2 nights
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Taipei

— 1 day

City of Azaleas

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 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, then stroll around Daan Forest Park, then deepen your understanding at National Taiwan University, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taipei. In March in Taipei, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Nantou

— 2 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, then engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, and then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantou journey maker tool.

Drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Kaohsiung

— 1 night

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan, examine the collection at Fengyi Academy, and then get great views at Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantou in March; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Hengchun

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kenting National Park and National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Longpan Park, don't miss a visit to Feng Chui Sha, and get outside with White Sand Bay.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hengchun trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Hengchun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Taitung

— 2 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Green Island, make a trip to Taitung Jialulan Coast, and then stroll around Taidong Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road, head off the coast to Sanxiantai, and then trek along East Coast National Scenic Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taitung sightseeing tool.

Getting from Hengchun to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Hualien

— 2 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 12th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with Dolphin and Whale Watching-Turumoan Company and then explore the activities along Shihtiping. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), then trek along Shakadang Trail, and then head outdoors with Baiyang Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien travel planning site.

Drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.