16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
train + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Matsu
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h
5
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tainan
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
End: Taipei

3
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.
Fu'an Temple and Hengchun Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Biyun Temple and Liouchiou Yu Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Hengchun to Liuqiu to see Xiao Liu Qiu about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Shadao Ecological Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, and head outdoors with White Sand Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hengchun vacation maker tool .

Taipei to Hengchun is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hengchun when traveling from Taipei in April, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Liuqiu, Checheng, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): hike along Taroko Gorge and then head outdoors with Chishingtan Scenic Area. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Kakita'an, identify plant and animal life at Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Fong Jhih Gu Wetlands Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm.

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You can drive from Hengchun to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Dianji temple. Ximending and National Palace Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area (in Fuxing District), Elephant Trunk Rock (in Ruifang) and Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area (in Xinzhuang). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and shop like a local with Taipei 101.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei vacation builder tool .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Taipei sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Dongyan Mountain Forest Recreation Area, Dianji temple
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

1
night
Matsu

Matsu ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magang Temple, get great views at Qinbi Village, and then enjoy the sea views from Dongquan Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Matsu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Matsu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Matsu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Dongquan Lighthouse ©
Dongquan Lighthouse

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get some cultural insight at Rainbow Village Taichung and Wenwu Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Taichung Baptist Church and Xuanguang Temple. When in Nantou, make a side trip to see Gaomei Wetland in Qingshui, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan) and contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nantou holiday website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Matsu to Nantou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Nantou are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Taichung
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Fo Guang Shan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and Chimei Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, admire the landmark architecture of Linshui Furen Mamiao, appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Guanyinting, and expand your understanding of the military at Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tainan trip planner .

You can drive from Nantou to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nantou in April since evenings lows in Tainan dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan

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