37 days in Taiwan Itinerary

37 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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37 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Hengchun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taitung
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hualien
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5​h
4
Matsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Taipei
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
6
Magong
— 4 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  3​h 45​min
7
Nantou
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tainan
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Visit Fu'an Temple and Mudan Shihmen Battle Field for their historical value. National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Taipower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Hengchun with an excursion to Xiao Liu Qiu in Liuqiu--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park, make a trip to Feng Chui Sha, kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, and head outdoors with Shadao Ecological Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun online trip maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hengchun is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hengchun: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pingtung, Checheng, Jialeshuei Surf Beach, Xiao Liu Qiu
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple

5
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Get some historical perspective at Church of Kung-Tung and Tianhou Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Taitung Museum and Luan Shan Forest Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Lvdaoshilang, explore the activities along Sanxiantai, make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road, and kick back and relax at Nuwalian.

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You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Tianhou Temple ©
Tianhou Temple
Green Island Lighthouse ©
Green Island Lighthouse

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gangtiangong and Shen'an Temple. There's still lots to do: walk around Chishingtan Scenic Area, look for gifts at Zengji Mashu, trek along Taroko Gorge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tzu Chi Foundation.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hualien online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation

3
nights
Matsu

Matsu
Visit Qinbi Village and Magang Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dongyong Lighthouse and Qiao Zi Jing Baima Dawang Miao.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Matsu road trip planning tool .

Getting from Hualien to Matsu by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Matsu

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Qinbi Village
Qinbi Village
Dongyong Lighthouse ©
Dongyong Lighthouse
Dongquan Lighthouse ©
Dongquan Lighthouse

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and St Christopher's Catholic Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ximending and National Palace Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Yonglian Temple (in Luzhou), Spas (in Yilan City) and YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, enjoy the sand and surf at Laomei Green Reef, and get outside with Neipi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Matsu to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

New Taipei, Su'ao, Spas, Yilan Lover's Bay, Waiao Beach
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ximending
Ximending

4
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.
Penghu Tianhou Temple and Dongtai Fort will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Erkan Community and Magong Chenghuang Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Magong: Niaoyu (in Baisha Township) and Xiyu (Waianer, Siyu, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shihli Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Chixiyanpu, head outdoors with Local Beach, and don't miss a visit to Cimeiyu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Magong trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Taipei to Magong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Magong

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Xiyu, Penghu, Huxi, Niaoyu
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Penghu Tianhou Temple ©
Penghu Tianhou Temple
Magong Chenghuang Temple ©
Magong Chenghuang Temple
Crab Museum ©
Crab Museum

5
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Rainbow Village Taichung and Taichung Baptist Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Lukang and Lugang Longshan Temple for their historical value. Explore Nantou's surroundings by going to Pusasi (in Dali), Xiluo Fusing Temple (in Dapi) and Yunlin Story House (in Huwei). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, explore the ancient world of Checheng Logging Exhibition Hall, get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, and admire the masterpieces at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nantou visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Nantou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin Story House, Xiluo Fusing Temple
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Lukang ©
Lukang
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

5
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Anping Fort (Anping gubao). Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and Anping Tree House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tainan: Wan Jin Church (in Wanluan), Nei Men Zi Zhu Si (in Liugui) and Fo Guang Shan (in Dashu District). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, delve into the distant past at Pujidian, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and admire the striking features of Anping Guanyinting.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to Tainan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kaohsiung, Wan Jin Church
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan

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