11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Lanyang Museum and National Palace Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lungshan Temple and Ximending. Get out of town with these interesting Taipei side-trips: Ruifang (Xiahai Chenghuang Temple & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, delve into the distant past at Bopiliao Historic Block, and steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple.

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Seattle, USA to Taipei is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Seattle to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in Taipei reach 67°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Taitung.
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Taitung — 1 night

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road, head off the coast to Sanxiantai, and then get outside with East Coast National Scenic Area.

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You can fly from Taipei to Taitung in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Hengchun.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Wildlife
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Hengchun — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kenting National Park and White Sand Bay. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Eluanbi. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, walk around Longpan Park, and get outside with White Sand Bay.

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You can drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan and then make a trip to The Pier-2 Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Museum of Taiwan Literature, get a taste of the local shopping with Hayashi Department Store, then contemplate the long history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and finally get outside with Ai He (Love River).

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You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.