9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Taiwan journey maker

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Fly to Kaohsiung International Airport, Drive to Hengchun
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Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive
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Hualien
— 4 nights
Train
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Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hengchun

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): browse the exhibits of National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hengchun journey planning website.

London, UK to Hengchun is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Hengchun due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Hengchun are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Hualien

— 4 nights

Huashi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin and Whale Watching-Turumoan Company and Mukumugi Valley. Take a break from the city and head to Island Life Taiwan Adventures & Experiences and Sixty Rock Mountain. Go for a jaunt from Hualien to Chenggong Township to see Sanxiantai about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), don't miss a visit to Sixty Stone Mountain - Mt. Liushidan, explore the fascinating underground world of Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail, and admire the sheer force of Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hengchun to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Taipei

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark, then see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taipei visit planning app.

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.