23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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23 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Taichung
— 4 nights
Bus:  30​min
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
New Taipei
— 4 nights
Train:  15​min
4
Taipei
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Hualien
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 30​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Ulaanbaatar

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan) and Lukang Mayor's Residence (in Lukang). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taichung Baptist Church, engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, and hike along Dakeng No.2 Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Taichung trip planning website .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Taichung is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. When traveling from Ulaanbaatar in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Taichung, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Lukang Mayor's Residence
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Nantou is known for nature, parks, theme parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, make a trip to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele, get in on the family fun at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nantou holiday app .

Nantou is just a stone's throw from Taichung. In September in Nantou, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

4
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.
New Taipei is known for shopping, nature, historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), make a splash at Xing Fu Water Park, admire the sheer force of Shifen Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Tamshui Yuandao Guanyin Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Nantou to New Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
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YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Shifen Waterfall ©
Shifen Waterfall

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.
Taipei is known for shopping, museums, historic sites, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Taipei road trip planner.

Taipei is just a stone's throw from New Taipei. In September, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Hualien is known for trails, nature, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Taroko Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sixty Rock Mountain, stroll through Yufu Bikeway, and don't miss a visit to Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip planner .

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Kenting National Park (in Hengchun). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, make a trip to The Dome of Light, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Hualien to Kaohsiung in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kenting National Park, Xiao Liu Qiu
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

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