32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

32 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Kaohsiung
— 6 nights
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Hengchun
— 5 nights
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Hualien City
— 3 nights
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Xiulin
— 2 nights
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Taipei
— 6 nights
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Taichung
— 5 nights
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Yuchi
— 4 nights
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Kaohsiung — 6 nights

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Head to The Pier-2 Art Centre and Hayashi Department Storefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chimei Museum and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Beutic Private Tour (in North District), Liuqiu Dive (in Pingtung City) and Beauty Cave (in Liuqiu). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ajowan Spa, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

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Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kaohsiung: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hengchun.
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Hengchun — 5 nights

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 Shadao Ecological Reserve. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at White Sand Bay and Little Bay Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and visit Fu'an Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hengchun online travel route planner.

Drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hengchun are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hualien City.
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Hualien City — 3 nights

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Escape the urban bustle at Chishingtan Scenic Area and Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences. The adventure continues: get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, get out on two wheels at Uniquefun, and stroll around Pine Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hualien City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hengchun to Hualien City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Xiulin.
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Xiulin — 2 nights

Xiulin Township or Sioulin Township is a mountain indigenous township of Hualien County, Taiwan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Water Curtain, then stroll through Taroko Gorge, and then trek along Baiyang Trail. On your second day here, hike along Shakadang Trail, trek along Zhuilu Old Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

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Take a train from Hualien City to Xiulin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.
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Taipei — 6 nights

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.
Head to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei 101for some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at MyTaiwanTour Travel Services and YehLiu Geopark. Take a break from Taipei with a short trip to Camel Mountain in Wanli, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Yangmingshan National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, stop by LAI HAO Taiwan Gift Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Xiulin to Taipei in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Taichung.
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Taichung — 5 nights

Known for 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.
Get in touch with nature at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Rainbow Village Taichung and National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute. When in Taichung, make a side trip to see Ali Mountain (Alishan) in Xinyi Township, approximately Xinyi Township away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, trek along Dakeng No.2 Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Yuan Zuei Shao Lai Shan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zhu Keng Nan Liao Hiking Trail.

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Take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yuchi.
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Yuchi — 4 nights

Yuchi Township is a rural township in the center of Nantou County, Taiwan.HistoryFormerly called Go-sia-poAdministrative divisionsThe township comprises 13 villages: Dalin, Dayan, Gonghe, Riyue, Shuishe, Toushe, Tungchi, Tungguang, Wucheng, Wudeng, Xincheng, Yuchi and Zhongming.Tourist attractions Cih-en Pagoda Dajhu Lake Waterbirds Reserve Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Kong-ming Temple Lalu Lalu Island Peacock Park Shuei-she Mountain Sun Moon Lake Syuentzang Temple Wen Wu TempleTransportationProvincial Highway No. Chung Tai World Museum and Mu Sheng Insect Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Sun Moon Lake and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village make great kid-friendly stops. When in Yuchi, make a side trip to see Cingjing Veterans Farm in Ren'ai Township, approximately Ren'ai Township away. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jinlong Mountain and admire the striking features of Wenwu Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yuchi trip planner.

Drive from Taichung to Yuchi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Yuchi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Taiwan travel guide

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Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.
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