48 days in Taiwan Itinerary

48 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan route planner

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Fly to Kaohsiung International Airport, Drive to Liuqiu
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Liuqiu
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kaohsiung International Airport, Fly to Kinmen Airport, Drive to Jinhu
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Jinhu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matsu
— 2 nights
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Hsinchu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fuxing District
— 1 night
Drive
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Taipei
— 10 nights
Train
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Hualien
— 6 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 6 nights
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Nantou
— 6 nights
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Liuqiu

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Beauty Cave, then visit Liuqiu Dive, and then walk around Xiao Liu Qiu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to Siao Liou Ciou Duo Zai Ping, explore the landscape on two wheels at Da Peng Bay Bike Trail, kick back and relax at Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, look for gifts at Hua Qiao Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donglong Temple, and finally Head underground at Black Dwarf Cave.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Liuqiu is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Liuqiu is 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Liuqiu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jinhu.

Things to do in Liuqiu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Jinhu

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Tai Lake, step off the mainland to explore Kinmen Island, kick back and relax at Cheng Gong Beach, then make a trip to Qionglin Residential Community , then look for gifts at Liangjin Farm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tai Lake Recreational Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): head outdoors with Shangyi Beach, explore the activities along Gugang Lake Scenic Area, make a trip to Zhaishan Tunnel, trek along Jiougongkeng Trail, then admire the striking features of Chenjinglan Mansion, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Kinmen 823 War Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Jinhu trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Liuqiu to Jinhu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Jinhu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Matsu

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Beihaikengdao, step off the mainland to explore Tiebao, then wander the streets of Qinbi Village, then head outdoors with Tanghou Trail, and finally get outside with Wushakeng Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Bishan Observatory, don't miss a visit to Dongyong Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Yisiantian, and finally don't miss a visit to Andong Tunnel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Matsu trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jinhu to Matsu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Matsu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Hsinchu

— 3 nights

Windy City

On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
Head to Jinhan Dried Persimmon and Big Cityfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Xinyue Beach and 17 Km Bicycle Path will get you outdoors. Explore Hsinchu's surroundings by going to Neiwan Old Street (in Hengshan) and Shimen Reservoir (in Daxi). There's lots more to do: trek along Eighteen Peaks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple, identify plant and animal life at Siangshan Wetland, and stroll through Hai Tian Yi Sian Scenic Area.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hsinchu online route planner.

Getting from Matsu to Hsinchu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Fuxing District.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Fuxing District

— 1 night
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 24th (Thu): hike along Ba Ling Gu Dao Eco Area, identify plant and animal life at Lala Mountain Nature Reserve, then head outdoors with Jiaobanshan Refuge Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Xiaowulai Waterfall Scenic Area.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fuxing District trip builder.

Getting from Hsinchu to Fuxing District by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Fuxing District are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Fuxing District

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Taipei

— 10 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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Yilan Lover's Bay and Neipi Beach. Do your shopping at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Lao Zhen Xiang Bakery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Wanli (Camel Mountain & YehLiu Geopark), Wangyou Valley (in Zhongzheng District) and Ruifang (Elephant Trunk Rock & Amei Tea House). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, get a tailor-made plan with YOLO Taiwan, see the sights as you ascend with Like It Formosa, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Fuxing District to Taipei takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Taipei are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 4:

Hualien

— 6 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get in touch with nature at Chishingtan Scenic Area and Taroko Gorge. There's still lots to do: gain insight with Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences, get outside with Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), take in the awesome beauty at Sixty Rock Mountain, and hike along Shakadang Trail.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to 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 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:

Taitung

— 5 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Step out of the city life by going to Lvdaoshilang and Sanxiantai. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nuwalian and Lanyu Badai Bay. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Guanshan Bicycle Path, get outside with Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Lisong Hot Spring.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taitung trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kenting National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Shadao Ecological Reserve and Dawan Kenting Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, take a memorable tour with Houbi Lake, wander the streets of Fu'an Temple, and stroll around Longpan Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:

Kaohsiung

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at The Pier-2 Art Centre and Dream Mall. Relax by the water at Seaside Park and Longshan Hao Shengtai Zhi Lu. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Koxinga Shrine (in West Central District), Chimei Museum (in Rende) and North District (Magic School of Green Technology, Yamuliao Market, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at FuFu Spa, buy something for everyone on your list at Taroko Park, make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, and get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

Nantou

— 6 nights
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get outdoors at Sun Moon Lake and Gaomei Wetland. Get out of town with these interesting Nantou side-trips: SenLing Spa Massage - Shalu (in Shalu), TopCity (in Xitun) and Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Dakeng No.2 Trail, head outdoors with HouFeng Bikeway, grab your bike and head to Siang Shan Bikeway, and take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain.

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You can drive from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in October, plan for little chillier nights in Nantou, with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 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.