29 days in Taiwan Itinerary

29 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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29 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  11​h
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
2
Magong
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hualien
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Taipei
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Taichung
— 5 nights
Bus:  30​min
8
Nantou
— 3 nights
Fly:  108​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Taiwan Literature and The Pier-2 Art Centre capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) and Wan Jin Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Liuqiu (Beauty Cave & Black Dwarf Cave) and Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park (in Majia). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Zhouzi Wetland Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungshan Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Kaohsiung is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Kaohsiung are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tainan, Liuqiu, Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park, Wan Jin Church
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Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Local Beach, head outdoors with Shihli Beach Park, see the vivid underwater world at Qimei Longcheng, then take in the awesome beauty at Serpent Head Mountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Magong Chenghuang Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Magong online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kaohsiung to Magong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Penghu
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Magong Chenghuang Temple ©
Magong Chenghuang Temple

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 13th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fu'an Temple, and then make a trip to Feng Chui Sha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Fangliao Railway Art Village, examine the collection at Taipower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hengchun day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Magong to Hengchun in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus. December in Hengchun sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Checheng, Fangliao Railway Art Village, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
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Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Take a break from the city and head to East Coast National Scenic Area and Taitung Bicycle Road. Tianhou Temple and Green Island Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Lvdaoshilang, learn more about the world around you at Luan Shan Forest Museum, stop by Natural Tasty Healthy Confections, and grab your bike and head to Guanshan Bicycle Path.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Taitung driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Taitung Bicycle Road ©
Taitung Bicycle Road
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Chishingtan Scenic Area and Uniquefun. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area, get outside with Walami Trail, trek along Zuocang Trail, and stop by Zengji Mashu.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hualien online travel planner .

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanyang Museum and Taipei Confucius Temple. Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Wulai. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, wander the streets of Ximending, contemplate the long history of Dalongdong Bao An Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Taipei driving holiday app .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

New Taipei, Lanyang Museum
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

5
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.
Let the collections at Asia University Museum of Modern Art and Taiwan Balloon Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yichung Shopping Street and ConfuciusTemple Martyr's Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Bashatun Gongtian Temple (in Tongxiao) and Xinyue Beach (in Zhubei). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xing Tian Gong, and take an in-depth tour of Taichung Literature Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Taichung day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taichung are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Xinyue Beach, Bashatun Gongtian Temple
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ali Mountain (Alishan) and Checheng Logging Exhibition Hall. Yunlin Story House and Dongpubu Nongbuluo will appeal to history buffs. When in Nantou, make a side trip to see Jhongsing Rice Castle in Pitou, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Chung Tai World Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ci'entang.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nantou vacation builder site .

Nantou is just a short distance from Taichung. In December, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jhongsing Rice Castle, Yunlin Story House
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum
Yunlin Story House ©
Yunlin Story House

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