14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 4 nights
Train
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Hualien City
— 1 night
Train
3
Taitung
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pingtung City
— 2 nights
Train
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Taichung
— 2 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lungshan Temple and Cihsheng Temple are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and U-mkt. Venture out of the city with trips to Lala Mountain Nature Reserve (in Fuxing District) and Manyueyuan National Forest Recreation Area (in Xinzhuang). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Taipei is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Taipei is minus 4 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Auckland in August; daily highs in Taipei reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hualien City.
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Hualien City — 1 night

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 6th (Sat), look for gifts at Shi Guang Er Shou Book Store and then see the top attractions with Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien City road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Taipei to Hualien City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Taitung.
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Taitung — 2 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sanxiantai and then trek along East Coast National Scenic Area. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Green Island Lighthouse, then see the vivid underwater world at Shilang, and then explore the striking landscape at Habagou Island.

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Traveling by train from Hualien City to Taitung takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) 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 9th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Guan Shan Recreational Camp Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hengchun trip app.

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hengchun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pingtung City.
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Pingtung City — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Zhutianyiyuan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wan Jin Church, and then contemplate the long history of Taiwan Aboriginal Culture Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sheng Li New Estate - General's House, discover the deep blue sea with Liuqiu Dive, and then don't miss a visit to Victorystar In Pingtung Zone.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pingtung City travel planning website.

You can drive from Hengchun to Pingtung City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pingtung City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Taichung.
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Taichung — 2 nights

Cultural City

Known for 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland and then don't miss a visit to Niumatou Yizhi Wenhua Yuanqu.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Taichung tour itinerary app.

You can take a train from Pingtung City to Taichung in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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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