22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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22 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pingtung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Taichung
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Magong
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Hualien
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple and Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling). Get in touch with nature at Guanziling Hot Spring and Eryanping Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tainan: Tanayiku (in Alishan) and High-Heel Wedding Church (in Chiayi). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nankun Nidai Tianfu, kick back and relax at Ma Sha Gou Beach Recreation Area, and learn about all things military at Deyang Quchujian Exhibition Hall.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tainan trip simple and quick.

Amsterdam, Holland to Tainan is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Tainan. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get much hotter in Tainan: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Tainan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

High-Heel Wedding Church, Eryanping Trail, Tanayiku
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Guanziling Hot Spring ©
Guanziling Hot Spring
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)
Deyang Quchujian Exhibition Hall ©
Deyang Quchujian Exhibition Hall

3
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.
Visiting Caishan Natural Park and Seaside Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Wan Jin Church and Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fu'an Temple, and don't miss a visit to Guan Shan Fude Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Pingtung trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Pingtung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Seaside Park ©
Seaside Park
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple
Caishan Natural Park
Caishan Natural Park

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Asia University Museum of Modern Art and Daliyi Old Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate XinShe Castle and Pusasi. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway, identify plant and animal life at Uncle Guo Macaque Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xing Tian Gong, and take a peaceful walk through Dasyushan Forest Recreation Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung online trip maker .

You can drive from Pingtung to Taichung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Taichung, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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HouFeng Bikeway ©
HouFeng Bikeway
Asia University Museum of Modern Art ©
XinShe Castle ©
XinShe Castle

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hujingyu and Magong Fenggui Netherland Castle. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jibei Sand Beach Beak and Chixiyanpu. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Qimei Longcheng, make a trip to Grandma's Penghu Bay Story House, examine the collection at Museum of Penghu History, and get curious at Penghu Ocean Geological Center.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Magong online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Taichung to Magong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Magong

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Penghu, Jibei Sand Beach Beak
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Museum of Penghu History ©
Museum of Penghu History
Jibei Sand Beach Beak ©
Jibei Sand Beach Beak
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Guanshan Bicycle Path and East Coast National Scenic Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at Green Island Lighthouse and Tianhou Temple. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Taitung Bicycle Road, step off the mainland to explore Nuwalian, make a trip to Jialulan Recreation Area, and explore the striking landscape at Water Running Up.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taitung holiday planner .

Getting from Magong to Taitung by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Guanshan Bicycle Path ©
Guanshan Bicycle Path
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Taitung Bicycle Road ©
Taitung Bicycle Road

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Get some cultural insight at Shen'an Temple and Tzu Chi Foundation. Take a break from the city and head to Yushan National Park and Zuocang Trail. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shih Ti Ping Recreation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Jici Seaside Areas, don't miss a visit to Principal Dream Factory, and admire the verdant scenery at Emerald valley.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien journey builder site .

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Yushan National Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple
Tzu Chi Foundation ©
Tzu Chi Foundation

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