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Taiwan itinerary advice - 12 full days

Posted by KIJ25 on 3/7/2019 at 09:05

Hi everyone,

My partner and I will be going to Taiwan for the first time this November 2019.

Although we will be in Taiwan for 14 days, we will be landing in Taipei late and leaving from Taipei early, so we therefore have 12 full days of time to travel around.

I have created the itinerary below and would appreciate some guidance on feasibility and time allocated to visiting places as we will be moving around a lot. We enjoy visiting historical sites, temples and museums as well as eating good food! We’d like to move around so we’re able to see as much as possible during our stay by using the fastest transport links.

We want to start and end with some time in Taipei, so (ideally) a loop around Taiwan starting and ending back in Taipei.

Any help with transport would also be great and how long the journeys are to reach the below either by HSR (when possible) or by normal train.

Day 1: Arrive in Taipei (late) (4 nights)

Day 2 - 5: Days 2 and 3 in Taipei and Day 4 as a day out to Jioufen. Is Keeling city night market feasible to do on the way back from Jioufen?

Day 5 – 6 (2 nights): Leave Taipei in the morning for Taichung. The rest of Day 5 spent in Taichung and Day 6 as a day out to Sun Moon Lake.

Day 7 - 8 (1 night): Leave Taichung in the morning for Tainan. The rest of Day 7 spent in Tainan.

Day 8- 9 (1 night): Leave Tainan in the morning for Koahsiung. The rest of Day 8 spent in Koahsiung.

Day 9 - 10 (1 night): Leave Koahsiung in the morning for Taitung. The rest of Day 9 spent in Taitung.

Day 10- 12 (2 nights): Leave Taitung for Hualien. The rest of Day 10 spent in Hualien and Day 11 spent at Taroko Gorge.

Day 12 – 14 (2 nights): Arrive in Taipei late on Day 12. Day 13 in Taipei.

Day 14: Depart from Taipei (early)

Many thanks in advance! :)

#1 KIJ25 has been a member since 14/7/2017. Posts: 3

Posted by gecktrek on 4/7/2019 at 09:06

hey, i spent a similar amount of time in taiwan, however, i rented a bike and circumnavigated the island in a clockwise direction, also, i didn't visit taichung, tainan or kaohsiung, and am not sure what your transport options would be to travel from kaohsiung to taitung... seems like most relying on public transport, travel back up to taipei and back down the east coast... the trains are apparently very good and fast, so it shouldn't be a problem, perhaps you can check this out on either the lonely planet or wikitravel pages... taiwan is an awesome place to travel!

#2 gecktrek has been a member since 24/3/2013. Location: Australia. Posts: 171

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