26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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1
Taipei
— 3 nights
2
Magong
— 2 nights
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
5
Hengchun
— 3 nights
6
Taitung
— 4 nights
7
Hualien
— 6 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Taipei Confucius Temple and The Lin Family Mansion and Garden. Visiting Jiaosi Hot Spring and Shifen Waterfall Walk Area will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Lanyang Museum (in Toucheng), Meihua Lake (in Dongshan) and Wufengchi Waterfall (in Jiaoxi). It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and see the interesting displays at New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei online day trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Taipei is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Vancouver to Taipei. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Taipei, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

New Taipei, Jiaoxi, Lanyang Museum, Meihua Lake
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Wufengchi Waterfall ©
Wufengchi Waterfall
Jiaosi Hot Spring
Jiaosi Hot Spring
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): snap pictures at Penghu Great Bridge, then head off the coast to Penghu Islands, then don't miss a visit to Kueibishan, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shanshui Beach. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Xiaomen Geological Museum, then kick back and relax at Xiying Rainbow Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Penghu Tianhou Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Magong road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Taipei to Magong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Magong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Xiyu, Xiaomen Geological Museum, Kueibishan
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Shanshui Beach ©
Shanshui Beach
Penghu Tianhou Temple ©
Penghu Tianhou Temple
Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sun-Link-Sea Forest and Nature Resort. Escape the urban bustle at Wenwumiaohoushan Park and Jinlong Mountain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taiwan Balloon Museum and Pusasi. Get out of town with these interesting Nantou side-trips: Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence (in West District) and Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung (in Xitun). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jiji Wuchanggong and take in the dramatic scenery at Sunglungyen Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nantou trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, train, and bus from Magong to Nantou takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May in Nantou, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Taichung
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park
Taiwan Balloon Museum ©
Taiwan Balloon Museum
Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung ©
Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fo Guang Shan and Fengyi Academy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of Taiwan Literature and Kaohsiung Main Public Library. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu), Jingfu Shrine (in West Central District) and National Museum of Taiwan History (in Annan). There's more to do: get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nantou to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
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National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
National Museum of Taiwan Literature
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kenting National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Longpan Park. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Sand Island (Sa-Dau), head outdoors with Nanwan Beach, kick back and relax at Shadao Ecological Reserve, and stroll around Eluanbi.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Hengchun journey planner.

Drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Hengchun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©

4
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to East Coast National Scenic Area and Green Island. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Prehistory and Beinan Wenhua Park. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Orchid Island(Lanyu), visit a coastal fixture at Green Island Lighthouse, stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and get outside with Lanyu Badai Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taitung vacation planner.

Drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
National Museum of Prehistory ©
National Museum of Prehistory

6
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Escape the urban bustle at Shakadang Trail and Mukumugi Valley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Baiyang Trail and Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cave of Water Curtain, identify plant and animal life at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, delve into the lush surroundings at Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park, and stroll through Shihtiping.

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You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
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Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

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