26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Taipei
— 3 nights
2
Zhongli
— Few hours
3
Hsinchu
— Few hours
4
Miaoli City
— Few hours
5
Taichung
— 7 nights
6
Changhua
— 1 night
7
Gukeng
— 1 night
8
Chiayi
— 3 nights
9
Magong
— 4 nights
10
Tainan
— 1 night
11
Kaohsiung
— 1 day
12
Hengchun
— 1 night
13
Taitung
— 1 night
14
Hualien
— 1 night
15
Jiaoxi
— 1 night

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang), YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli) and Pingxi (Shifen Old Street & Shifen Waterfall). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taipei travel planner.

Hong Kong, China to Taipei is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Taipei are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zhongli.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

New Taipei
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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Zhongli

Zhongli
To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zhongli road trip planning app.

You can drive from Taipei to Zhongli in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Hsinchu on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Zhongli

Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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Hsinchu

Hsinchu
On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hsinchu online trip itinerary builder.

Hsinchu is just a stone's throw from Zhongli. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Miaoli City on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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Miaoli City

Miaoli City
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miaoli City itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hsinchu to Miaoli City in an hour. In January in Miaoli City, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Taichung on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Miaoli City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taichung: Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan (in Puli), Ren'ai Township (Cingjing Veterans Farm, Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), &more) and Hutou Mountain (in Nantou). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, relax in the rural setting at Gonglaoping Farm, walk around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park, and make a trip to Tunghai University.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taichung trip planning app.

Drive from Miaoli City to Taichung in an hour. January in Taichung sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Changhua.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Nantou
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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Changhua

Changhua ©
The city of Changhua has a scattered few historical and cultural sites, all located close to the main train station.
On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to Sector Garage, stop by Lukang, then make a trip to Tianhou Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Changhua trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Taichung to Changhua in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Gukeng.

Things to do in Changhua

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple
Sector Garage ©
Sector Garage

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night
Gukeng

Gukeng ©
Gukeng Township is a rural township in the easternmost part of Yunlin County, Taiwan. On the 30th (Thu), stop by TK Food Factory, then get in on the family fun at Jan Fu Sun Fancy World, and then don't miss a visit to Gukeng Green Tunnel.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gukeng trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Changhua to Gukeng in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Gukeng are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chiayi.

Things to do in Gukeng

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

TK Food Factory
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Jan Fu Sun Fancy World ©
Jan Fu Sun Fancy World
Gukeng Green Tunnel ©
Gukeng Green Tunnel

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Chiayi

Chiayi ©
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chiayi: Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (in Taibao), Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple (in Beigang) and Fenchihu Old Town (in Zhuqi). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles, don't miss a visit to Alishan Forest Railway Garage Park, take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village, and stroll around Chiayi Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chiayi travel itinerary planner.

Chiayi is just a short distance from Gukeng. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Chiayi

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, Jingbu Community Cat World, Century Couple Tree, Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple, Fenchihu Old Town
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum ©
Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple ©
Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple
The Hinoki Village ©
The Hinoki Village

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Magong

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Explore Magong's surroundings by going to Xiyu (Whale Cave & Penghu Islands). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Penghu Tianhou Temple, snap pictures at Penghu Great Bridge, see the interesting displays at Penghu Ocean Geological Center, and get great views at Kueibishan.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Magong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chiayi to Magong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Magong

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Xiyu, Penghu, Huxi
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Shanshui Beach ©
Shanshui Beach
Penghu Tianhou Temple ©
Penghu Tianhou Temple
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge

1
night
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Plan a trip to Tainan easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Magong to Tainan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Magong in February: highs in Tainan hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), then contemplate the long history of Formosa Boulevard Station, and finally don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

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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 9th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Southern Point, then walk around Eluanbi, and then meet the residents at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Eluanbi ©
Eluanbi
Southern Point ©
Southern Point

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Taitung

Taitung
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Taitung online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

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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 10th (Mon): appreciate the views at Emerald valley and then stroll through Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hualien journey planner.

Getting from Taitung to Hualien by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Hualien

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Emerald valley ©
Emerald valley

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Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Tangweigou Jiaosi Hot Spring Park, then take in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring, and finally stop by Chili Hunter -Wenchuang Shop. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, see the interesting displays at Lanyang Museum, and then walk around Jiaosi Hot Spring Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jiaoxi travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Hualien to Jiaoxi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hualien in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Jiaoxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lanyang Museum, Jimi Square - Yilan Station, Chili Hunter -Wenchuang Shop
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Wufengchi Waterfall ©
Wufengchi Waterfall
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Jiaosi Hot Spring
Jiaosi Hot Spring

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