18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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18 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
2
Yilan City
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
3
Luodong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Taichung
— 8 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Datong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Toucheng
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
End: Taipei

few
hours
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.
To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport and Taichung Ching Chuang Kang Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for Taichung on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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2
nights
Yilan City

Yilan City ©
Yilan City is a city and the county seat of Yilan County, Taiwan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jimmy Park Yilan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiaosi Hot Spring, then admire the sheer force of Wufengchi Waterfall, then make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, and finally walk around Jimmy Park Yilan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Tangweigou Jiaosi Hot Spring Park, then examine the collection at Bee Museum, The Honey House, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at King Car Kavalan Distillery, and finally browse the different shops at Luna Plaza.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yilan City trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Taipei to Yilan City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Yilan City are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Luodong.

Things to do in Yilan City

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jiaoxi, Yuanshan
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
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Jimmy Park Yilan ©
Jimmy Park Yilan
King Car Kavalan Distillery ©
King Car Kavalan Distillery
Jimi Square - Yilan Station ©
Jimi Square - Yilan Station

2
nights
Luodong

Luodong ©
You've now added Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park, walk around Luodong Cultural factory, then walk around Luodong Sports Park, and finally wander the streets of Lotung. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Suao Cold Spring, make a trip to Lucky Art Crayon Factory, then explore the activities along Meihua Lake, then browse the exhibits of National Center for Traditional Arts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanfa Temple.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luodong trip planner .

Luodong is very close to Yilan City. In December in Luodong, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Luodong

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Su'ao, Meihua Lake, National Center for Traditional Arts
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Luodong Sports Park ©
Luodong Sports Park
Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park ©
Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake

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nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
You've added Western Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. When in Taichung, make a side trip to see Cingjing Veterans Farm in Ren'ai Township, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung route builder app .

You can take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cingjing Veterans Farm
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FengJia Night Market ©
FengJia Night Market
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland

2
nights
Datong

Datong ©
Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): go for a walk through Mingchih Forest Recreation Area, then take in the natural beauty of Jiuzhize (Renzhe) Hot Springs, and then take in the awesome beauty at Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Datong trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Taichung to Datong in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Toucheng.

Things to do in Datong

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Mingchih Forest Recreation Area ©
Mingchih Forest Recreation Area
Jiuzhize (Renzhe) Hot Springs ©
Jiuzhize (Renzhe) Hot Springs

3
nights
Toucheng

Toucheng ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waiao Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Toucheng trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Datong to Toucheng in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Toucheng

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Guishan Island ©
Guishan Island
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Beiguan Coast Park ©
Beiguan Coast Park

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