15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Taipei
— 3 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Taichung
— 2 nights
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Taipei

— 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and Hsing Tian Kong. Lungshan Temple and U-mkt will appeal to history buffs. Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Ruifang (Gold Museum, New Taipei Government, Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), &more) and Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area (in Fuxing District). There's lots more to do: catch all the local highlights with YOLO Taiwan, take a stroll through Ximending, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bangka Qingshan Temple, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taipei online tour itinerary maker.

Verona, Italy to Taipei is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Verona in August; daily highs in Taipei reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Hualien

— 2 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 6th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphin and Whale Watching-Turumoan Company, kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hualian Jian Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Zengji Mashu, identify plant and animal life at Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences, and then identify plant and animal life at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip planner.

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Shadao Ecological Reserve and White Sand Bay. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Little Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

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Getting from Hualien to Hengchun by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Tainan

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Chimei Museum and National Museum of Taiwan Literature will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anping Tree House and Shennong Street. Go for a jaunt from Tainan to Dashu District to see Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wushan Macaque Natural Reserve, steep yourself in history at San-Shan Guo-Wang Temple, get a dose of the wild on Beutic Private Tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tainan day trip planning website.

Getting from Hengchun to Tainan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Taichung

— 2 nights

Cultural City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Taiwan Balloon Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally admire the masterpieces at Western Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Taichung online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Taichung, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

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.