19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

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Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly
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Magong
— 1 night
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Fly to Chiayi, Taxi to Chiayi, Train to Taichung, Bus to Nantou
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Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Datong
— 1 night
Drive
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Yilan City
— 2 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
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Taipei

— 2 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 some cultural insight at Lungshan Temple and Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple). Your inner history buff will appreciate Dalongdong Bao An Temple and Songshan Ciyou Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Yonglian Temple (in Luzhou) and Juming Museum (in Jinshan). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on YOLO Taiwan, steep yourself in history at Bopiliao Ancient Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and admire the striking features of Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip app.

London, UK to Taipei is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get much hotter in Taipei: highs are around 39°C and lows about 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Magong

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Penghu Fossil Museum, kick back and relax at Shanshui Beach, then contemplate the long history of Shuncheng Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Magong Chenghuang Temple.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Magong trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taipei to Magong by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Magong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Nantou

— 2 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Lukang Folk Arts Museum, then take a stroll through Lukang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lugang Longshan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to HouFeng Bikeway, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yong An Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nantou trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, train, and bus from Magong to Nantou in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Datong.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Datong

— 1 night
Datong Township is a mountain indigenous township in the southwestern part of Yilan County, Taiwan. On the 21st (Sun), hike along Taiwan Beech National Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Datong day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Datong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Datong, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Yilan City.

Things to do in Datong

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Yilan City

— 2 nights
Yilan City is a city and the county seat of Yilan County, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Tiaping Mountain Day Tour, examine the collection at Yilan Literary Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then don't miss a visit to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, and finally admire the striking features of Zhaoyinggong. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady of WuFongCi, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Spring Onion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yilan City online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Datong to Yilan City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Yilan City are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Yilan City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Hualien

— 4 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Escape the urban bustle at Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) and Chishingtan Scenic Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area and Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Love Wilds Co., Ltd., take a peaceful walk through Danongdafu Forest Park, take in the natural beauty of Wenshan Hot Spring, and delve into the distant past at Kakita'an.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hualien attractions planner.

You can take a train from Yilan City to Hualien in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Fu'an Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Little Bay Beach and Dawan Kenting Beach Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nanwan Beach, get outside with Jialeshuei Surf Beach, make a trip to Feng Chui Sha, and get some thrills out on the water with Kenting Tribe 1173 Surf Shop.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hengchun trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Hengchun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

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 31st (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Andy's Cab - Private Tour Guide, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and then take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung day trip planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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.