16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Taipei
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  41​h
End: Vienna

5
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: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take in the natural beauty of Beitou Hot Spring, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip planning tool .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Taipei is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect nights in Taipei to be much hotter, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nantou online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Taipei to Nantou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Taipei in August: highs in Nantou hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Sanxiantai, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Prehistory, stroll around Taidong Forest Park, and stop by Natural Tasty Healthy Confections.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Taitung trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Nantou to Taitung in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Museums Nature
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Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Green Island ©
Green Island

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Eternal Spring Shrine and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then hike along Taroko Gorge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Hualien takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

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