15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Taipei
— 4 nights
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Taichung
— 2 nights
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Chiayi
— 2 nights
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Tainan
— 2 nights
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Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
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Taipei
— 1 day
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at MyTaiwanTour Travel Services and Jiaosi Hot Spring. Explore hidden gems such as YOLO Taiwan and Dalongdong Bao An Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Yilan Lover's Bay (in Wujie) and King Car Kavalan Distillery (in Yuanshan). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lungshan Temple, appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, and visit Ximending.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Taipei trip builder website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Taipei is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Taipei Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Taipei is much hotter than Copenhagen - with highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel 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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple, then steep yourself in history at Lukang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, then explore the landscape on two wheels at HouFeng Bikeway, then hike along Dakeng No. 4 Trail, and finally explore the historical opulence of XinShe Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taichung itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Taichung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chiayi.
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Chiayi — 2 nights

The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
On the 30th (Sun), go for a walk through Alishan Forestry Village & Hinoki Village, then don't miss a visit to The Hinoki Village, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chiayi Loco Shed Park. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Paper-cut Art Village, then contemplate the long history of Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple, then delve into the lush surroundings at 36 Curve Road, and finally walk around Chiayi Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chiayi travel route planner.

Getting from Taichung to Chiayi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tainan.
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Tainan — 2 nights

Phoenix City

The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Linshui Furen Mamiao, then admire the striking features of Tainan Gonghuitang, then steep yourself in history at Wu Yuan Yiwen Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ji Dian Wu Miao, steep yourself in history at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then explore the ancient world of Pujidian, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at True Life Massage.

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Drive from Chiayi to Tainan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Kaohsiung.
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Kaohsiung — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Qijin Xingkong Tunnel, grab your bike and head to Seaside Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Qi Jing Bathing Beach. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wan Jin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, then get outside with Ai He (Love River), and finally take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park.

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Traveling by car from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Taipei.
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Taipei — 1 day

City of Azaleas

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Yang Ming Shan Qing Tian Gang.

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Getting from Kaohsiung to Taipei by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kaohsiung in November: highs in Taipei hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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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