If you are looking for a place with pristine beaches, exotic nature, vibrant markets, and adventure sports, then look no further. Head to Taiwan. In recent times, Taiwan has turned out to be one of the most-loved tourist destinations in the world. Many say that a single trip to Taiwan is not enough to explore all the aspects of the country. But, that’s another thing. What matters is – whether you are visiting this beautiful nation for the first time or have visited earlier. You must look to make the most of your every Taiwan tour. Let’s now have a look at our curated Taiwan itinerary 7 days that could help you to plan an ultimate vacation to this unique Asian country.
But before planning a trip and creating your own itinerary, it’s important to know a few important details like the best time to visit, transport, and visa details, about Taiwan.
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Best time to visit Taiwan
Transport in Taiwan
When you have a planned itinerary to explore Taiwan, it’s important to know how to get from one place to another. Talking about it is pretty easy and organized. The fastest means to travel in Taiwan is by train. The country has a vast rail network that is well connected to almost all the cities. However, the places that are not accessible via train, you can choose to travel there by bus. Being one of the main, Taiwan boasts an impressive bus network. If your budget supports, you can also travel by air as it helps you save a lot of time.
For US nationals and European citizens, Taiwan offers 90 days free visa to promote tourism in the country. No extension is permitted on the free visa. In order to get your free visa (only if you are a US national or European citizen), you must have a valid passport. However, if you are from other countries, it’s important to first check the Taiwan visa availability.
Now, let’s start!
Taiwan itinerary for 7 days
Day 1 & 2: Taipei City
You cannot afford to leave out Taipei City from your Taiwan travel itinerary. There is so much to explore and experience in the city of Taipei. From nightlife to shopping to sightseeing, Taipei has a lot in its fold for tourists. Taipei markets are one of the key highlights of the city. On day 1, you can visit the following attractions:
- Taipei 101
- Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
- Elephant Mountain
- Martyr’s Shrine
- Shilin Night Market
- National Palace Museum\
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On day 2, you can either plan to visit Yangmingshan National Park or can visit other attractions of the city:
- Danshui Old Street
- Fort San Domingo
- Hobe Fort
- Longshan Temple
- National Taiwan Museum & 228 Memorial Park
- The Presidential Palace
Along with that, Taipei at night has the best to offer to tourists. You can either explore the top night markets of the city, go for partying or clubbing, or can savor the delectable Ximending Food or taste incredible street food down the roads of markets – there is so much to do at night in Taipei
**For more Taipei Travel tips don’t miss our full guide!**
Day 3: Taichung
Taichung is a real surprise for everyone. The 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan is one of the star attractions of the city. Calligraphy Greenway, Chun Shui Tang, Rainbow Village, and Audit Village are some more popular attractions in Taichung.
Day 4: Tainan
From Taichung, head to Tainan. A trip to Taiwan isn’t complete without Tainan. Being the oldest city in Taiwan, the city has something for everyone. Amongst Taiwan backpackers, it is one of the must-see destinations. Chimei Museum, Fort Provintia and Fort Zeelandia, Confucian Temple, and Anping District are some top tourist attractions that you should visit while in Tainan. In addition, Flower Night Market is one of the best hangout spots in Taiwan to explore the nightlife of the country.
Day 5: Kenting National Park
Visiting Kenting National Park is one of the best things to do in Taiwan. On a trip to Taiwan, it’s equally important to explore the affluent flora and fauna of the country besides its rich culture, history and city life. On the south-coast, Kenting is one of the unusual national parks in Taiwan with verdant forest splendid beaches, coral reefs, and rich flora and fauna. The ocean waters here also give tourists a chance to surf the waves.
Day 6: Sun Moon Lake
Visiting Sun Moon Lake not just includes a trip to the majestic beauty of the lakes but the mountain as well. In the region of Sun Moon Lake, there are plenty of attractions to visit that you would want to add on your Taiwan tour itinerary. There is a ropeway also which is a must-do thing in the region. In addition, Aboriginal Formosan Culture Village and the Thao Village are also the top attractions near Sun Moon Lake.
Day 7: Taipei
The last day of your Taiwan itinerary 7 days it’s all about shopping and leisure. After returning to Taipei, you can get yourself ready for an ultimate shopping tour in Taipei. The city is known for its popular markets and shopping districts that not just give you an opportunity to shop but to taste delectable local delicacies as well. Along with Shilin, Jianguo, Raohe, Tonghua, Huaxi, Guangzhou, and Gongguan are some popular shopping hubs in Taipei.
Well, that was all from this 7 Days Taiwan Itinerary but trust me even a 2-week Itinerary wouldn’t be enough time. I hope you’ve liked out Taiwan travel tips. If yes, then do let us know in the comment section. You can also mention your feedback and suggestions for our blogs. We would love to hear from you. Also, you can check out our top travel tips and travel essentials that we carry with us on every single trip. For us, these essentials help us to make a vacation hassle-free.