11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  12 h 30 min
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
New Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: George Town, Penang Island

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): get outside with Yanzihkou Trail and then stroll through Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hualien trip planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Hualien is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

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

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shadao Ecological Reserve. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hualien to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), then get outside with HouFeng Bikeway, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nantou route planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Nantou takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Hengchun in December, things will get a bit cooler in Nantou: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Taichung
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Taipei Zoo and Fuzhong 15. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Hsing Tian Kong. Step out of New Taipei to go to Shilin and see National Palace Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, look for gifts at Unitai, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read New Taipei trip maker app .

Getting from Nantou to New Taipei by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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