10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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10 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Nantou
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Hualien
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei. National Palace Museum and Hsing Tian Kong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of New Taipei to go to Beitou and see Yangmingshan National Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Yeh Liu Geo Park, admire the sheer force of Shifen Waterfall, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Taipei trip itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to New Taipei is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Taipei. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get a bit warmer in New Taipei: highs are around 85°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

1
night
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Wenwu Temple, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou trip builder website .

You can drive from New Taipei to Nantou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Nantou sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

1
night
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Pujidian, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tainan route planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tainan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites
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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)

1
night
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tainan to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Keep things going the next day: trek along Yanzihkou Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hualien trip planner .

Getting from Hengchun to Hualien by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

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