7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  23​h
1
Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Hualien City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Tainan
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yangmingshan National Park and National Palace Museum. For shopping fun, head to Taipei 101 or Yuzhenxin. When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, approximately 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taipei Zoo and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taipei trip website .

Chicago, USA to Taipei is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chicago to Taipei due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Hualien City.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Zuocang Trail, trek along Yanzihkou Trail, and then hike along Taroko Gorge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hualien City day trip planner .

Getting from Taipei to Hualien City by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Hualien City

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hualien
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge

1
night
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of San-Shan Guo-Wang Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tainan sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hualien City to Tainan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Outdoors Nature Beaches
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Similar Plans

10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, kids, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Taiwan SEE PLAN September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, kids, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, kids, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Taiwan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans