35 days in Taiwan Itinerary

35 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Kinmen
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Penghu
— 1 night
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Hualien
— 1 night
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Yilan
— Few hours
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Keelung
— Few hours
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Taipei
— 3 nights
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New Taipei
— 2 nights
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Taoyuan
— Few hours
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Hsinchu County
— Few hours
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Hsinchu
— Few hours
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Miaoli
— Few hours
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Taichung
— 1 night
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Nantou
— Few hours
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Changhua
— Few hours
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Yunlin
— Few hours
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Chiayi County
— Few hours
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Chiayi
— 1 night
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Tainan
— Few hours
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Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
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Pingtung
— 1 night
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Taitung
— 2 nights
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Matsu
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Kinmen

Kinmen ©
Lying just off from mainland China's southeastern coast, the county of Kinmen consists of a group of islands rich in military history and natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the striking features of Chenjinglan Mansion, contemplate the long history of Shanhou Village, then take an in-depth tour of Kinmen Military Headquarters of the Qing Dynasty, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mofan Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinmen online trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Kinmen is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Kinmen: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Penghu.

Things to do in Kinmen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kinmen Island ©
Kinmen Island
Zhaishan Tunnel ©
Zhaishan Tunnel
Shanhou Village ©
Shanhou Village

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Penghu

Penghu ©
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Shanshui Beach, then don't miss a visit to Guanyin Buddhist Temple, and then make a trip to Cimeiyu.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Penghu trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kinmen to Penghu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Penghu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Penghu Islands ©
Penghu Islands
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge
Guanyin Buddhist Temple ©
Guanyin Buddhist Temple

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Hualien

Hualien ©

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along Taroko Gorge.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Hualien road trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Penghu to Hualien takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yilan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Liyu Lake ©
Liyu Lake

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Yilan

Yilan ©
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): walk around Luodong Sports Park, then make a trip to Jimi Square - Yilan Station, then see the interesting displays at Lanyang Museum, and finally explore the galleries of National Center for Traditional Arts.

To plan Yilan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Hualien to Yilan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December in Yilan, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Keelung.

Things to do in Yilan

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Luodong Sports Park ©
Luodong Sports Park
National Center for Traditional Arts ©
National Center for Traditional Arts

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Keelung

Keelung ©

Rainy Port

A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures.
On the 11th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Keelung Miaokou Night Market, then admire the sheer force of Golden Waterfall, then walk around Zhongzheng Park, and finally make a trip to Keelung Harbor.

Plan a Keelung trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yilan to Keelung in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Keelung, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Keelung

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Zhongzheng Park ©
Zhongzheng Park
Keelung Miaokou Night Market ©
Keelung Miaokou Night Market
Golden Waterfall ©
Golden Waterfall

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Taipei

Taipei

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.
Taipei is known for shopping, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taipei road trip planner.

Taipei is just a stone's throw from Keelung. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Wulai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Shifen Old Street, hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then make a trip to Cat Village Houtong.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Taipei planner.

New Taipei is very close to Taipei. In December, daytime highs in New Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Taoyuan.

Things to do in New Taipei

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Wulai ©
Wulai
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark

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Taoyuan

Taoyuan ©
Though not known for its attractions, Taoyuan has long been one of Taiwan's fastest growing cities.
On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Daxi Old Street and then get in on the family fun at Window on China Theme Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taoyuan day trip planner.

Taoyuan is just a short distance from New Taipei. December in Taoyuan sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hsinchu County.

Things to do in Taoyuan

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Window on China Theme Park ©
Window on China Theme Park
Daxi Old Street ©
Daxi Old Street

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Hsinchu County

Hsinchu County ©
Combining a reputation as a technological and industrial hub with its wild mountainous areas, Hsinchu County has a lot going for it.
On the 19th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Leofoo Village Theme Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hsinchu County trip maker app.

Hsinchu County is very close to Taoyuan. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Hsinchu County

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park

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Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©

Windy City

On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Nanliao Port, make a trip to World Expo Taiwan Pavilion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsinchu Cheng Huang Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big City.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hsinchu tour planner.

Hsinchu is very close to Hsinchu County. In December, daytime highs in Hsinchu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Miaoli.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Big City ©
Big City
Nanliao Port ©
Nanliao Port
World Expo Taiwan Pavilion ©
World Expo Taiwan Pavilion

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Miaoli

Miaoli ©
The city of Miaoli has a range of cultural and natural charms.
On the 21st (Wed), make a trip to Sheng Sing Station Long Teng Bridge, explore the world behind art at Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum, then experience rural life at Flying Cow Ranch, and finally snap pictures at Lonsheng Fallen Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Miaoli tour builder site.

Getting from Hsinchu to Miaoli by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Miaoli

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum ©
Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch
Lonsheng Fallen Bridge ©
Lonsheng Fallen Bridge

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Taichung

Taichung ©

Cultural City

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Taichung itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Miaoli to Taichung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Taichung can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

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Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nantou trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Taichung to Nantou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Changhua.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

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Changhua

Changhua ©

Bamboo Town

The city of Changhua has a scattered few historical and cultural sites, all located close to the main train station.
On the 25th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bagua Mountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Changhua sightseeing planner.

Drive from Nantou to Changhua in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Changhua can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yunlin.

Things to do in Changhua

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bagua Mountain ©
Bagua Mountain
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street

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Yunlin

Yunlin ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Gukeng Green Tunnel, make a trip to Bei Gang Old Street, and then make a trip to Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Yunlin trip planner.

Drive from Changhua to Yunlin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Yunlin, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chiayi County.
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple ©
Bei Gang Chao Tian Temple
Bei Gang Old Street ©
Bei Gang Old Street
Gukeng Green Tunnel ©
Gukeng Green Tunnel

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Chiayi County

Chiayi County ©
A rugged landscape scattered with villages and vast plains of untouched nature, Chiayi County stretches between sea and mountains on the southwestern coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum.

For photos and tourist information, read our Chiayi County travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yunlin to Chiayi County takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Chiayi.

Things to do in Chiayi County

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan

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Chiayi

Chiayi ©
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to The Hinoki Village.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chiayi trip itinerary builder.

Chiayi is very close to Chiayi County. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Tainan.
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Hinoki Village ©
The Hinoki Village

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Tainan

Tainan ©

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and then contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Tainan trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Chiayi to Tainan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tainan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

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Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, go for a walk through Aoyuelongxiang, take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and finally make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tainan to Kaohsiung by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pingtung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Cijin Island ©
Cijin Island

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Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
On the 31st (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and then walk around Xiao Liu Qiu.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pingtung route planner.

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Pingtung in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
Hengchun Old Town ©
Hengchun Old Town

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Taitung

Taitung ©

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Green Island, then stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and then stop by Tiehuacun.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taitung vacation builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Pingtung to Taitung takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taitung Brown's Road ©
Taitung Brown's Road

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Matsu

Matsu ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head off the coast to Tiebao and then Head underground at Beihaikengdao.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Matsu trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Taitung to Matsu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsu

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Magang Temple
Magang Temple