15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan itinerary planner
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Fly
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Taipei
— 4 nights
Train
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Xiulin
— 2 nights
Train
3
Hualien City
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yuchi
— 3 nights
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Taipei — 4 nights

City of Azaleas

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.
Explore hidden gems such as MyTaiwanTour Travel Services and U-mkt. Visiting Yangmingshan National Park and YehLiu Geopark will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Dianji temple (in Ren'ai District) and Ruifang (Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) & Qingyun Temple). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, shop like a local with Taipei 101, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taipei trip itinerary tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Taipei is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, things will get much hotter in Taipei: highs are around 32°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the 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 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Su-Hua Highway, get outside with Baiyang Trail, and then trek along Taroko Gorge. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Zhuilu Old Trail, trek along Shakadang Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiulin vacation planner.

Take a train from Taipei to Xiulin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien City.
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Hualien City — 2 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): grab your bike and head to Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road and then surround yourself with nature on Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences. On the next day, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hualien City holiday builder.

Traveling by train from Xiulin to Hualien City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hengchun.
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Hengchun — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with White Sand Bay, and then walk around Longpan Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hualien City to Hengchun in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hengchun are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Yuchi.
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Yuchi — 3 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. On the 4th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake and then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yuchi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hengchun in November: high temperatures in Yuchi hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel 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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