21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan travel route planner

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Drive to Taoyuan District
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Taoyuan District
— 1 night
Drive
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Taichung
— 2 nights
Fly
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Taitung City
— 1 night
Fly
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Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly
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Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Train
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Daxi
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Zhongli
— 1 night
Drive
11
Xinwu
— 1 night
Drive
12
Longtan
— 1 night
Drive
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Fuxing District
— 2 nights
Drive to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Taoyuan District

— 1 night
Taoyuan District, formerly known as Taoyuan City, is a district of Taoyuan City in northwestern Taiwan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Yingge Ceramics Street, enjoy breathtaking views from En'ai Farm, stroll around Hutoushan Park, then don't miss a visit to Yimei Tourist Factory, and finally stop by SunnyHills To Go. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): stop by Republic of Chocolate, kick back and relax at Jhuwei Beach, and then stop by Taimao Shopping Center.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Taoyuan District tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Taoyuan District is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Taoyuan District hover around 28°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Taoyuan District

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, and then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Wuling Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taichung trip maker website.

You can drive from Taoyuan District to Taichung in 2 hours. In November in Taichung, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Taitung City.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Taitung City

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll around Taidong Forest Park, step off the mainland to explore Green Island, then stop by Tiehuacun, and finally stop by Fanshubuo Yang's Diguasu.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taitung City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Taichung to Taitung City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then admire the striking features of Taipei 101. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then admire the landmark architecture of Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Taitung City to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Xiulin.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Xiulin

— 2 nights
Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get outside with Taroko Gorge and then appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Tianxiang Scenic Are, get outside with Zhuilu Old Trail, and then appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Xiulin online travel route planner.

You can fly from Taipei to Xiulin in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Tainan

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 8th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Tainan Station. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at National Cheng Kung University, then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan History, and finally admire the engineering at Wusanto Reservoir.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tainan online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Xiulin to Tainan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yuchi.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Yuchi

— 1 night
Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xuanguang Temple, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sunglungyen Waterfall.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yuchi route builder tool.

You can drive from Tainan to Yuchi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tainan in December: high temperatures in Yuchi hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung online trip maker.

You can drive from Yuchi to Kaohsiung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yuchi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kaohsiung: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Daxi.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Daxi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hike along Yuan Mountain Hiking Trail, then steep yourself in history at .Sansia Tsu Shi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sanxia Old Street, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Yingge Spot Aesthetics Hall. Keep things going the next day: trek along Baiji Shaded Trail, explore the activities along Shimen Reservoir, and then steep yourself in history at Daxi Old Street.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Daxi trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Daxi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Kaohsiung in December, expect nights in Daxi to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zhongli.

Things to do in Daxi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Zhongli

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Guang Ming Park, deepen your understanding at National Central University, then get some fabulous bargains at Gloria Outlets, and finally enjoy some diversion at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zhongli holiday website.

Zhongli is very close to Daxi. In December, daily temperatures in Zhongli can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Xinwu.

Things to do in Zhongli

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Xinwu

— 1 night
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lianheyuan Farm - Straw Museum, make a trip to Gancyuan Temple, enjoy the sea views from Baishajia Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Yong'an Yugang, and finally make a trip to Xinwu Green Tunnel.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Xinwu online itinerary planner.

Xinwu is just a stone's throw from Zhongli. December in Xinwu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Longtan.

Things to do in Xinwu

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:

Longtan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Window on China Theme Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoyuan Shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Longtan trip planner.

Getting from Xinwu to Longtan by car takes about an hour. December in Longtan sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fuxing District.

Things to do in Longtan

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

Fuxing District

— 2 nights
Fuxing District, formerly known as Fuxing Township or Fu-Hsing Township is a mountain indigenous district in eastern Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get outside with Qilan Shenmuyuan and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiuzhize (Renzhe) Hot Springs.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fuxing District road trip planner.

You can drive from Longtan to Fuxing District in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Fuxing District can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Fuxing District

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

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.