16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
4
New Taipei
— 3 nights
5
Nantou
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the galleries of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Hengchun trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hengchun is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. October in Hengchun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trek along Yanzihkou Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, and then stop by Zengji Mashu. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then trek along Taroko Gorge.

Discover how to plan a Hualien trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hengchun to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), then wander the streets of Ximending, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Taipei online visit planner .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Parks Shopping
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Step out of New Taipei with an excursion to Leofoo Village Theme Park in Guanxi--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), don't miss a visit to Shifen Old Street, admire the landmark architecture of Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yeh Liu Geo Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Taipei trip itinerary planning tool .

New Taipei is very close to Taipei. October in New Taipei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get out of town with these interesting Nantou side-trips: National Museum of Natural Science (in North District), Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun) and Gaomei Wetland (in Qingshui). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nantou online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Taipei to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
When in Kaohsiung, make a side trip to see Chimei Museum in Rende, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mingxinshe Xiushan Temple.

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Traveling by train from Nantou to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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