15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
+2
Fly + foot + train:  22​h 45​min
1
Hualien
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Pingtung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tainan
— 2 nights
4
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Taipei
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Ljubljana

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Change things up with a short trip to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in Alishan (about 1h 50 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Taroko Gorge, appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine, explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien day trip site .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Hualien is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Hualien is 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

2
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and then walk around Xiao Liu Qiu.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pingtung trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Hualien to Pingtung in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and then make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tainan road trip planner.

You can drive from Pingtung to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nantou trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Nantou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Nantou sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
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 out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Taipei, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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