20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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New Taipei
— 4 nights
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
3
Taitung
— 1 night
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
5
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
6
Nantou
— 2 nights
7
Taichung
— 3 nights
8
Taipei
— 1 night

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Green World Ecological Farm and Withlocals. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Taipei: Mingchih Forest Recreation Area (in Datong), Long Yuan Temple (in Longtan) and Xiaowulai Waterfall Scenic Area (in Fuxing District). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at YehLiu Geopark, take in nature's colorful creations at Tangweigou Jiaosi Hot Spring Park, trek along Lin Mei Shi Pan Trail, and make a trip to Fu Jen University Station.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Taipei trip itinerary planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to New Taipei is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to New Taipei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for slightly colder days in New Taipei, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Jiaoxi, Green World Ecological Farm, Mingchih Forest Recreation Area, Long Yuan Temple, Xiaowulai Waterfall Scenic Area
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YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Green World Ecological Farm ©
Green World Ecological Farm
Lin Mei Shi Pan Trail ©
Lin Mei Shi Pan Trail

2
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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 30th (Wed): see the top attractions with Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences and then hike along Zuocang Trail. Keep things going the next day: walk around Jhih Ka Syuan Forest Park and then discover the deep blue sea with Love Wilds Co., Ltd..

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hualien trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from New Taipei to Hualien in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences ©
Love Wilds Co., Ltd. ©
Love Wilds Co., Ltd.

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night
Taitung

Taitung
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get outside with East Coast National Scenic Area and then see the vivid underwater world at Lvdaoshilang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Fanshubuo Yang's Diguasu, then take in the dramatic natural features at Water Running Up, and then explore the activities along Shayuan - Fushan Fish Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Taitung holiday builder.

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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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 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Feng Chui Sha. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau), then make a trip to Kenting Homeone, and then take a stroll through Fu'an Temple.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planner.

You can drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fu'an Temple, Kenting Homeone
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple
Feng Chui Sha ©
Feng Chui Sha

3
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liuqiu Dive and Vase Rock. Step out of Kaohsiung with an excursion to Donglong Temple in Donggang--about 52 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at E-Da Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Andy's Cab - Private Tour Guide, head off the coast to Cijin Island, and head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kaohsiung sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Liuqiu Dive, Vase Rock, Donglong Temple
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E-Da Theme Park ©
E-Da Theme Park
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island
Vase Rock ©
Vase Rock

2
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Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 8th (Fri), hike along Sun Moon Village Shueiwatou Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunglungyen Waterfall, and then grab your bike and head to Sun Moon Lake Bikeway. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Hanbi Trail and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nantou vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in January, expect Nantou to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Sun Moon Lake Bikeway ©
Sun Moon Lake Bikeway
Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda ©
Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda
Hanbi Trail ©
Hanbi Trail

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Xin Sheng Lu Chuan Shui An Lang Dao. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at WenQuan Wen Hua Guan, stroll around Guguan Hot Springs Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taichung online vacation planner.

Getting from Nantou to Taichung by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area
Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Dakeng No. 4 Trail ©
Dakeng No. 4 Trail

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), get interesting insight from YOLO Taiwan, get interesting insight from Like It Formosa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Fuxing Park Hot Spring Foot-Soaking Pool and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple).

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taipei trip planner.

Getting from Taichung to Taipei by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Taipei sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple) ©
Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple)

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