30 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
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Hengchun
— 4 nights
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Taitung
— 5 nights
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Hualien
— 4 nights
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Taipei
— 3 nights
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Magong
— 4 nights
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Taichung
— 5 nights
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Kaohsiung — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Pujidian and Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum. Popular historic sites such as Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple and Old Railroad Bridge Education Wetland Zone are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Liuqiu (Scuba & Snorkeling & Beauty Cave), Beutic Taiwan Tour (in North District) and West Central District (Tainan Art Museum No. 2, Art Museum 2, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Kaohsiung Port Warehouse No. 2, make a trip to Lungshan Temple, browse the range of quality goods at FE21' Dayuanbai, and head outdoors with Qi Jing Bathing Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hengchun.
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Hengchun — 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Fangliao Railway Art Village and Hengchun 3000 Brewseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Sand Bay and Fu'an Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Shuangliu National Forest Recreation Area in Shizi Township (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at Kenting Tribe 1173 Surf Shop, head outdoors with Jialeshuei Surf Beach, head off the coast to Sand Island (Sa-Dau), and enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hengchun road trip planning site.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Hengchun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Taitung.
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Taitung — 5 nights

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tianhou Temple and Green Island Lighthouse. Luan Shan Forest Museum and Fo Guang Shan Ri Guang Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Guanshan Bicycle Path, head outdoors with Taitung Bicycle Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Dapo Pond, and head off the coast to Nuwalian.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Taitung trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Taitung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Hualien.
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Hualien — 4 nights

Get some historical perspective at Xiangde Temple and Hualian Gang Jiao Hui. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hehuanshan Main Peak Trail and Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip planning app.

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a train to Taipei.
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Taipei — 3 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.
Songshan Ciyou Temple and .Sansia Tsu Shi Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum and 2-28 Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Shen’ao Elephant Trunk Rock (in Ruifang) and Wangyou Valley (in Zhongzheng District). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Linhuatai Tea Shop, head outdoors with Jyun Jian Yan Trail, admire the natural beauty at Zhuzihu, and buy something for everyone on your list at Q Square.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei online road trip planner.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Magong.
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Magong — 4 nights

Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Get outdoors at Chixiyanpu and Serpent Head Mountain. Visit Shihli Beach Park and Lintou Golden Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Magong side-trips: Xiyu (Erkan Almond Tea, Siyu, &more) and Niaoyu (in Baisha Township). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Xiying Rainbow Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Xiaomen Geological Museum, see the interesting displays at Penghu Living Museum, and steep yourself in history at Dongtai Fort.

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Getting from Taipei to Magong by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Taichung.
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Taichung — 5 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.
For shopping fun, head to Zhongyou Department Store or Jhongsing Rice Castle. Taiwan Balloon Museum and Yunlin Story House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to 36 Curve Road (in Meishan), Huwei (Huwei Chifa Matsu Temple & Paper-cut Art Village) and Lukang Wenwu Temple (in Lukang). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Daan Beach, browse the different shops at Showtime Plaza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pusasi, and examine the collection at Chiayi City Koji Pottery Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Taichung online attractions planner.

You can fly from Magong to Taichung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. June in Taichung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel 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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