38 days in Taiwan Itinerary

38 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 6 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Bus
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
Bus to Xinzuoying, Train to Tainan
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Tainan
— 4 nights
Train
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Taichung
— 8 nights
Drive
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Luzhu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taipei
— 3 nights
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Taipei

— 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Taipei 101, Songshan Cihui Temple, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Taiwan University and Beitou Public Library, Taipei. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Lipi Lake (in Yuanshan), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area (in Datong). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple and contemplate the waterfront views at Lotus Pond.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Taipei itinerary builder.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Taipei is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Taipei is 13 hours. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in May, expect Taipei to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 11:

Hualien

— 4 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taitung Brown's Road and Zuocang Trail. Take a break from Hualien with a short trip to Sanxiantai in Chenggong Township, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), stop by Zengji Mashu, delve into the distant past at Kakita'an, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hualien trip planning website.

Getting from Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Kaohsiung

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Xiao Liu Qiu and Fengyi Academy. Change things up with a short trip to Donglong Temple in Donggang (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hualien to Kaohsiung takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Hengchun

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kenting National Park and Sand Island (Sa-Dau). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, get great views at Kenting Wanli Dong, get outside with Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hengchun itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Kaohsiung to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Hengchun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Tainan

— 4 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Cheng Kung University and Hayashi Department Store. Explore Tainan's surroundings by going to High-Heel Wedding Church (in Chiayi) and Singang Fenqtain Gong (in West District). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Guanziling Hot Spring, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ji Dian Wu Miao, expand your understanding of the military at Anping Fort (Anping gubao), and contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tainan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Hengchun to Tainan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Tainan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

Taichung

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Luce Chapel and Siang Shan Bikeway. Change things up with these side-trips from Taichung: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake, Wenwu Temple, &more), Sun-Link-Sea Forest and Nature Resort (in Zhushan) and Ren'ai Township (Wuling & Cingjing Veterans Farm). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tianhou Temple, see the interesting displays at Chung Tai World Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lugang Longshan Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Taichung trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Tainan to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Taichung. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luzhu.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 4:

Luzhu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wufugong and then find something for the whole family at Leofoo Village Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Luzhu travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Taichung to Luzhu in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Luzhu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Luzhu

Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Taipei

— 3 nights

City of Azaleas

Your day by day itinerary now includes Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Taipei 101, Songshan Cihui Temple, and other attractions you added. Enjoy Taipei some more: get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Office Building.

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You can drive from Luzhu to Taipei in an hour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
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.

Taoyuan travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Though not known for its attractions, Taoyuan has long been one of Taiwan's fastest growing cities. Its location near Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport makes it a convenient place to stay overnight, and while there aren't that many tourist-friendly things to do in Taoyuan, the industrial city is home to many modern shopping malls, cafes, and affordable restaurants. Those looking for an outdoor adventure can make the most of a range of nearby trails by going hiking.