26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan vacation planner

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Taipei
— 4 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly
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Magong
— 3 nights
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Fly to Chiayi, Taxi to Chiayi, Train to Taichung, Bus to Nantou
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Nantou
— 5 nights
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Taipei

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Ershawan Fort (in Zhongzheng District). Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Leofoo Village Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, examine the collection at National Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and take a stroll through Ximending.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary maker website.

Huntsville, USA to Taipei is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Huntsville in June, Taipei is a bit warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Hualien

— 3 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Taroko Gorge, head outdoors with Baiyang Trail, kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hualien trip app.

Take a train from Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Taitung

— 4 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), contemplate the waterfront views at Jiaming Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Sanxiantai, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Taitung Bicycle Road.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Taitung trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Hengchun

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Sun), walk around Longpan Park, head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau), then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Taipower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park and then don't miss a visit to Feng Chui Sha.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip maker tool.

Drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Kaohsiung

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Cijin Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park, view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Magong

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Magong: Xiyu (Siyu & Penghu Islands) and Niaoyu (in Baisha Township). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Shanshui Beach, don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu, head outdoors with Shihli Beach Park, and stop by Hakusakyo Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Magong trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kaohsiung to Magong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Magong

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Nantou

— 5 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Change things up with a short trip to Gaomei Wetland in Qingshui (about 56 minutes away). On the 22nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, explore the landscape on two wheels at Sun Moon Lake Bikeway, experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou road trip planning website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

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.