47 days in Taiwan & Palau Itinerary

47 days in Taiwan & Palau Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nantou, Taiwan
— 5 nights
2
Alishan, Taiwan
— 2 nights
3
Magong, Taiwan
— 3 nights
4
Jinhu, Taiwan
— 3 nights
5
Hengchun, Taiwan
— 4 nights
6
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
7
Taitung, Taiwan
— 5 nights
8
Hualien, Taiwan
— 4 nights
9
Su'ao, Taiwan
— 2 nights
10
Taipei, Taiwan
— 5 nights
11
Koror, Palau
— 7 nights


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5
nights
Nantou, Taiwan

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chung Tai World Museum and Tumpu Daingaz. Escape the urban bustle at Sun Moon Lake and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantou: Gaomei Wetland (in Qingshui), Pusasi (in Dali) and 36 Curve Road (in Meishan). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jinlong Mountain, stop by Nantou Service Area, and explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nantou route builder.

Sydney, Australia to Nantou is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Taipei Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get slightly colder in Nantou: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taichung, 36 Curve Road
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
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Chung Tai World Museum ©
Chung Tai World Museum
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park

2
nights
Alishan, Taiwan

Alishan ©
On the 7th (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, thenhike along Mihu Trail, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally hike along Tashan Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along Tefuye Trail, thenget outside with Alishan Siding Yunhai, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tanayiku, and finally get outside with Tanayiku Fish Watching Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Alishan trip maker app.

You can drive from Nantou to Alishan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Chiayi County
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Tashan Trail ©
Tashan Trail

3
nights
Magong, Taiwan

Magong ©
Most visitors take a trip to Magong to see Penghu's iconic landmark, the famed Tianhou Gong Mazu temple, honoring the Chinese sea goddess and dating back to the 16th century.
Escape the urban bustle at Shihli Beach Park and Xiying Rainbow Bridge. Visit Local Beach and Lintou Golden Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Magong's surroundings by going to Xiyu (Siyu, Daguoye Xuanwuyan, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Chixiyanpu, take in the dramatic natural features at Qimei Shishi Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Serpent Head Mountain, and examine the collection at Crab Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Magong trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by taxi from Alishan to Magong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Jinhu.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Penghu, Xiyu, Lintou Golden Beach
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Chixiyanpu ©
Chixiyanpu
Crab Museum ©
Crab Museum

3
nights
Jinhu, Taiwan

Jinhu ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Zhushan Village and Luo Baotian priest Memorial Park. Visiting Cheng Gong Beach and Tai Lake Recreational Area will get you outdoors.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jinhu journey builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Magong to Jinhu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hengchun.

Things to do in Jinhu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jinsha, Kinmen, Zhushan Village
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Cheng Gong Beach ©
Cheng Gong Beach
Kinmen Island ©
Kinmen Island
Zhushan Village ©
Zhushan Village

4
nights
Hengchun, Taiwan

Hengchun ©
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 Dawan Kenting Beach Park. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Taipower. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Shadao Ecological Reserve, get outside with White Sand Bay, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Paradise of Deer.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun road trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Jinhu to Hengchun with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pingtung, Jialeshuei Surf Beach, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium ©

5
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Escape the urban bustle at Seaside Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. The Pier-2 Art Centre and Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District), Beauty Cave (in Liuqiu) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, get outside with Ai He (Love River), kick back and relax at Siao Liou Ciou Ge Ban Bay Beach Venice Beach, and browse the fresh offerings at Freedom Sunset Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Taitung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Liuqiu, Siao Liou Ciou Ge Ban Bay Beach Venice Beach
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

5
nights
Taitung, Taiwan

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Take a break from the city and head to Lvdaoshilang and Shilang Qianshui Qu. Visit Nuwalian and Tapaisha Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tian Gong Zhi Jing, get outside with Lanyu Badai Bay, head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), and cruise along Jin Gang Da Dao.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taitung travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taitung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
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Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
Guanshan Bicycle Path ©
Guanshan Bicycle Path
Taitung Bicycle Road ©
Taitung Bicycle Road

4
nights
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Step out of the city life by going to Taroko Gorge and Shakadang Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tzu Chi Foundation and Xiangde Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area, make a trip to Chongde Bay, trek along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto), and Head underground at Tunnel of Nine Turns Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Su'ao.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

2
nights
Su'ao, Taiwan

Su'ao ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): head outdoors with Qixingling, take in the spiritual surroundings of Navy Beifang'ao Jinan Temple, thenget outside with Neibei Bay Scenic Area, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Neipi Beach, and finally make a trip to Nanfangao Lookout. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Lucky Art, see the interesting displays at Taxi Museum, and then stroll around Aohua Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Su'ao trip planner.

Getting from Hualien to Su'ao by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Su'ao are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Su'ao

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yilan, Nanfangao Lookout
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Neipi Beach ©
Neipi Beach
Taxi Museum ©
Taxi Museum
Nanfangao Lookout ©
Nanfangao Lookout

5
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yangmingshan National Park and Yilan Lover's Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Palace Museum and Lungshan Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: YehLiu Geopark (in Wanli), Dong Shan River Bikeway (in Wujie) and Ruifang (Gold Museum, New Taipei Government & Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Su'ao to Taipei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January in Taipei, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koror.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

New Taipei, Wujie, Dongshan River Forest Park
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Yangmingshan National Park ©
Yangmingshan National Park

7
nights
Koror, Palau

Koror ©
Once Palau's capital, Koror remains by far the country's most populous town and offers plenty of options for tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Rock Islands Southern Lagoon and Etpison Museum. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Jellyfish Lake will get you outdoors. Step out of Koror to go to Melekeok and see Big Drop-off, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, delve into the distant past at Stone Monoliths, explore the galleries of Belau Art Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Ngardmau Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Koror itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Taipei to Koror in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Koror is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taipei in January; daily highs in Koror reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Koror

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

German Channel, Big Drop-off
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 16:
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Jellyfish Lake ©
Jellyfish Lake
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon ©
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

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