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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 Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Xiahai Chenghuang Temple in Ruifang, approximately Ruifang away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with MyTaiwanTour Travel Services, admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taipei route site.

Seattle, USA to Taipei is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Taipei is 16 hours. In January, Taipei is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 67°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow 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.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taitung planning app.

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.
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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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Kenting National Park. Explore hidden gems such as National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and White Sand Bay. There's more to do: walk around Longpan Park and kick back and relax at White Sand Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hengchun route planner.

Drive from Taitung to Hengchun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough 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).

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kaohsiung journey maker website.

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.