33 days in Taiwan Itinerary

33 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kaohsiung
— 5 nights
2
Tainan
— 5 nights
3
Taichung
— 7 nights
4
Hualien
— 6 nights
5
Taipei
— 8 nights

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and Fengyi Academy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kenting National Park and Caishan Natural Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Wan Jin Church (in Wanluan), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Liuqiu) and Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park (in Majia). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, see the interesting displays at Taiwan Sugar Museum, head outdoors with Tianliao Moon World, and engage your brain at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung journey maker app.

Naha, Japan to Kaohsiung is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Naha to Kaohsiung due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wan Jin Church, Kenting National Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 22:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts ©
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

5
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Taiwan History and Confucius Temple. Visit Anping Fort (Anping gubao) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) for their historical value. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street, explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store, explore the ancient world of Pujidian, and steep yourself in history at Kaiji Tianhou Temple.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Tainan travel planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Tainan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. October in Tainan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
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Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)
National Museum of Taiwan Literature ©
National Museum of Taiwan Literature
National Museum of Taiwan History ©
National Museum of Taiwan History

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Audit Village or YuZhenZhai - Lukang Main Store. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chung Tai World Museum and National Museum of Natural Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Chung Tai Chan Monastery (in Puli), Alishan (Alishan National Forest Recreation Area & Alishan Museum) and Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake Ci-en Pagoda, Riyuetan Tu Ting Zi Deng Ta, &more). On the 30th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street, see the interesting displays at Lin Xiantang Museum, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Zi Nan Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Taichung online trip maker.

You can drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Taichung, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua, Alishan
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)

6
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Take a break from the city and head to Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park and Shakadang Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hualian Jian Shrine and Hayashida Temple. Step out of Hualien with an excursion to Sanxiantai in Chenggong Township--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Baiyang Trail, get outside with Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), look for all kinds of wild species at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tianfeng Pagoda.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Hualien travel route website.

Traveling by train from Taichung to Hualien takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sanxiantai
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park ©
Lintienshan Forestry Culture Park
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Dalongdong Bao An Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Juming Museum and Guandu Temple (Kuantu Temple). Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Wufan Kangdao Memorial Park (in Ruifang), Yonglian Temple (in Luzhou) and Jimi Square - Yilan Station (in Yilan City). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Songshan Ciyou Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Taipei are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Datong, Jiaoxi, Jimi Square - Yilan Station
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple

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