21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

21 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly
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Taipei
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 6 nights
Train to Taipei, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Taipei

City of Azaleas

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.
Get some historical perspective at Songshan Ciyou Temple and Wulai. Relax by the water at White Sand Bay and Yilan Lover's Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Keelung Martyrs' Shrine (in Keelung), Fulung Beach (in Gongliao) and Gold Museum, New Taipei Government (in Ruifang). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Xinyue Beach, examine the collection at Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, get outside with Hai Tian Yi Sian Scenic Area, and trek along Eighteen Peaks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Taipei is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tainan

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Visit Kailung Temple and Shennong Street for their historical value. Visit Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area and Longshan Hao Shengtai Zhi Lu for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at National Cheng Kung University, steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan Literature, and visit Guohua Street.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tainan trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Taipei to Tainan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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Kaohsiung

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fu'an Temple and Formosa Boulevard Station. Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (in Checheng), Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area (in Donggang) and Jin Hai Gong (in Xinyuan). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fengyi Academy, enjoy the sand and surf at Qi Jing Bathing Beach, get outside with Siao Liou Ciou Ge Ban Bay Beach Venice Beach, and admire the striking features of Wen Long Gong.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung road trip tool.

You can drive from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

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Hualien

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Holy Temple. We've included these beaches for you: Jici Seaside Areas and Chishingtan Scenic Area. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Mukumugi Valley, explore the landscape on two wheels at Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road, take a stroll through Ruisui Ranch, and head outdoors with Baiyang Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien journey planning app.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hualien in 5 hours. Another option is to take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.