36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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36 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Taipei
1
Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Hualien
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Taitung
— 5 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Pingtung
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Tainan
— 4 nights
6
Nantou
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
7
Magong
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
8
Jincheng
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Matsu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Taipei

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), Qiengan Temple (in Ren'ai District) and Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli). see BabyBoss. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Taipei sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Taipei. In June, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Fun & Games Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

New Taipei, Qingan Temple
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

5
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wuling Farm (in Heping District) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Taroko Gorge, don't miss a visit to Fanshuliao, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hualien day trip tool .

Getting from Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wuling Farm, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

5
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Jiaming Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taitung trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Green Island ©
Green Island
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pingtung side-trips: The Dome of Light (in Xinxing), The Pier-2 Art Centre (in Yancheng) and Fo Guang Shan (in Dashu District). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's much more to do: walk around Xiao Liu Qiu, don't miss a visit to Kenting Homeone, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, and explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pingtung tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Taitung to Pingtung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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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

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tainan: Dragon Tiger Tower (in Zuoying), Ai He (Love River) (in Yancheng) and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (in Dashu District). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and enjoy the sand and surf at Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tainan journey maker tool .

You can drive from Pingtung to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

4
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, admire all the interesting features of Cingjing Veterans Farm, take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), and don't miss a visit to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nantou day trip planning tool .

Drive from Tainan to Nantou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Magong: Xiyu (Siyu & Penghu Islands) and Jibei Sand Beach Beak (in Baisha Township).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Magong trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nantou to Magong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jincheng.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Xiyu, Baisha Township, Penghu, Kueibishan
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Siyu ©
Siyu
Jibei Sand Beach Beak ©
Jibei Sand Beach Beak

3
nights
Jincheng

Jincheng ©
Change things up with a short trip to Chenjinglan Mansion in Jinsha (about 34 minutes away).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jincheng tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Jincheng takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Jincheng

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jinhu, Lake Ci Sunset View of the sea Platform, Beishan Gong Jyun Command Post, Chenjinglan Mansion
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
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Jiangongyu Islet ©
Jiangongyu Islet
Zhaishan Tunnel ©
Zhaishan Tunnel
Kinmen Island ©
Kinmen Island

3
nights
Matsu

Matsu ©
Matsu is known for nature, historic sites, museums, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Dongyong Lighthouse, go for a walk through Jinsha Cultural Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magang Temple, and wander the streets of Qinbi Village.

Make your Matsu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Jincheng to Matsu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsu

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Dongyong Lighthouse ©
Dongyong Lighthouse
Dongquan Lighthouse ©
Dongquan Lighthouse
Andong Tunnel ©
Andong Tunnel

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