22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Jacksonville
Fly:  29​h
Taipei
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nantou County
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Chiayi County
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pingtung County
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Taitung County
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Hualien County
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
Jacksonville

5
days
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.
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Wulai will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Palace Museum and The Lin Family Mansion and Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Xinbei (Wulai Hot Spring, Fulung Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Taipei 101, stroll through Taipei Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner .

Jacksonville, USA to Taipei is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Taipei. Traveling from Jacksonville in March, you will find days in Taipei are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou County.

Things to do in Taipei

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Xinbei
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Fulung Beach ©
Fulung Beach
National Palace Museum ©
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

4
days
Nantou County

Nantou County ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Take a break from the city and head to Sun Moon Lake and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). Do some cultural sightseeing at Lukang and National Museum of Natural Science. Get out of town with these interesting Nantou County side-trips: Taichung (Rainbow Village Taichung & Kaomei Wetland) and Changhua County (Bagua Mountain & Tianhou Temple). There's more to do: experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nantou County sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Nantou County in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chiayi County.

Things to do in Nantou County

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Changhua County, Taichung
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland

1
day
Chiayi County

Chiayi County ©
A rugged landscape scattered with villages and vast plains of untouched nature, Chiayi County stretches between sea and mountains on the southwestern coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chiayi County trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou County to Chiayi County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Chiayi County are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Pingtung County.

Things to do in Chiayi County

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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)

4
days
Pingtung County

Pingtung County ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chimei Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and Hengchun Old Town. When in Pingtung County, make a side trip to see Central Park Kaohsiung in Kaohsiung, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Bay and enjoy the sand and surf at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area.

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You can drive from Chiayi County to Pingtung County in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chiayi County in April, expect Pingtung County to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Taitung County.

Things to do in Pingtung County

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Tainan
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

2
days
Taitung County

Taitung County ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll through Taidong Forest Park and then relax in the rural setting at Lu Yeh High Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the waterfront activity at Lvdaoshilang, take in the dramatic natural features at Water Running Up, and then step off the mainland to explore Sanxiantai.

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Traveling by train from Pingtung County to Taitung County takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hualien County.

Things to do in Taitung County

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Lu Yeh High Land ©
Lu Yeh High Land
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park

3
days
Hualien County

Hualien County ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Visiting Taroko Gorge and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Zhuilu Old Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanzihkou Trail, and grab your bike and head to Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road.

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Take a train from Taitung County to Hualien County in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien County

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Zhuilu Old Trail ©
Zhuilu Old Trail
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road ©
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road

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