10 days in Taipei, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

10 days in Taipei, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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10 days in Taipei, Tainan & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  10​h
1
Taipei
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Tainan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Taipei
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Taipei

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.
On the 1st (Wed), hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and then make a trip to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Taipei trip maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Singapore in January, expect Taipei to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tainan.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To see maps and tourist information, read Tainan tour planner.

You can take a train from Taipei to Tainan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Taipei in January, you will find days in Tainan are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

2
nights
Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Cijin Island, shop like a local with The Pier-2 Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Formosa Boulevard Station. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), then make a trip to Dragon Tiger Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yi Cheng Tang.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung day trip app .

You can take a train from Tainan to Kaohsiung in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei
Venture out of the city with trips to Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Pingxi (Shifen Old Street & Shifen Waterfall). See even more of Taipei: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and wander the streets of Ximending.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Taipei online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kaohsiung in January: highs in Taipei hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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