22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + foot + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tainan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nantou
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
New Taipei
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Chishingtan Scenic Area and Farglory Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Taroko Gorge, get out on two wheels at Uniquefun, take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, and get outside with Yanzihkou Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien sightseeing planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Hualien is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Farglory Ocean Park ©
Farglory Ocean Park

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.
Family-friendly places like National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Dawan Kenting Beach Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Hengchun to go to Liuqiu and see Xiao Liu Qiu, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park, identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, get outside with Jialeshuei Surf Beach, and kick back and relax at Shadao Ecological Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hengchun visit planner .

You can drive from Hualien to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Hengchun are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Xiao Liu Qiu, Jialeshuei Surf Beach
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White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kids will enjoy Wanpi World Safari Zoo and National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung. Explore Tainan's surroundings by going to The Dome of Light (in Xinxing), Yancheng (The Pier-2 Art Centre & Ai He (Love River)) and Zuoying (Freedom Sunset Market & Dragon Tiger Tower). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), take in the spiritual surroundings of Guandi Temple, and admire the striking features of Anping Guanyinting.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tainan trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Wanpi World Safari Zoo ©
Wanpi World Safari Zoo

4
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and Minigolf Taichung. Change things up with these side-trips from Nantou: Flying Cow Ranch (in Tongxiao) and National Museum of Natural Science (in North District). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, relax in the rural setting at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nantou trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Nantou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tainan in December; daily highs in Nantou reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Taichung, Flying Cow Ranch
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Taipei Zoo and Taipei Children's Amusement Park. Get out of town with these interesting New Taipei side-trips: Yangmingshan National Park (in Beitou), Leofoo Village Theme Park (in Guanxi) and National Palace Museum (in Shilin). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), take in breathtaking views at Keelung River, take in the dramatic natural features at Yeh Liu Geo Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Taipei travel planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to New Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taipei, Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Taipei Children's Amusement Park ©
Taipei Children's Amusement Park

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