Suggested DIY Itinerary for a 3 Days 2 Nights Stay in Taiwan

Taiwan view

Taiwan is one of the most visit countries by Filipinos because 1. You only need an e-visa to enter the country, 2. The country is very near the Philippines and 3. There are a lot of interesting places to visit in Taiwan. Aside from the must visit tourist spots in the country, you can enjoy Taiwan's food culture as well as the friendly locals. Transportation is also very convenient. Just make sure not to go there when there's a typhoon because wind could be very harsh in Taiwan.

I am going to share to you today my personal itinerary when I went to Taiwan. This does not include the must-go places because of the time constraint (and the bad weather), but if you need some reference including the location, how-to-go-there instruction and the costs, you may find this itinerary handy.

Day 1

01:20 AM - Arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport  

06:00 AM-7:30 AM - Travel to Dahu Park

Take Bus 1840 from Taoyuan to Songshan Airport. From Songshan Airport, take Wenhu Line to Dahu park station

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Visit Moon Bridge at Dahu Park and explore the park 

The Moonbridge at Dahu Park

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast at the Area

9:30 AM- 10:30 AM Travel to Dadaocheng District

        From Dahu Park Station, take Wenhu Line to Beimen Station

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon – Drop by at Dihua Street

Dihua Street

12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM – Lunchtime

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – Explore Dadaocheng Wharf

At Dadaocheng Wharf

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM- Travel to Chiang Kai Shek

    *Take Metro Railway and get off at Chiang Kai Shek Station

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM – Explore Chiang Kai Shek

Chiang Kai Sheck

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Check in at the hotel
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM- Travel to Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Hike the Elephant Mountain
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Watch the Sunset and explore the Elephant Mountain

At the Elephant Mountain overviewing Taipei 101

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Visit Taipei 101 and Dinner

Taipei 101

9:00 PM – REST at the hotel

Day 2

07:00 AM - Breakfast

08:00 AM - Depart for Yehliu Geopark

 From Taipei, take  Express bus bound to Yehliu Geopark

10:00 AM - Arrive at Yehliu Geopark
- Explore the area 

Yehliu Geopark

11:30 AM - Lunch at Yehliu Specialty Street
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Travel back to Taipei
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Take Metro Train to Taipei Zoo Station
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Explore Taipei Zoo

Taipei Zoo

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM –Travel to Tamsui, take metro train and get off at Tamsui Station

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM-Explore Tamsui

        *Take a motorbike to Fisherman’s wharf
        *Leisurely walk at the Tamsui River
        *Street Food at Tamsui Old Street

Tamsui River
Day 3
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM – Breakfast and check out at the hotel
*Note: You can ask the hotel staff if you can leave some of your stuff to be picked up in the afternoon.

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM - Travel to Pingxi 


10:30 AM - Arrive at Shifen Waterfalls
10:30 AM to 12: 00 AM – Explore Shifen


12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM – Walk to Shifen Old Street and Lunch ABOUT 15 MINUTES 

Shifen Old Street

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Travel to Longshan Temple. 

    From Shifen, Take bus number 75 back to Taipei, once in Taipe, take MRT to Longshan Temple Station

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM- Visit Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM – Travel To Ximending
        -Take MRT and get off at Ximen Station

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Explore Ximending


06:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Take Dinner and pick up stuff from the hotel

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Travel from Taipei to Tauyuan Airport

9:00 PM- Arrived at the Airport