11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h
3
Magong
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  3​h 45​min
4
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): trek along Yanzihkou Trail, then head outdoors with Shakadang Trail, then kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Baiyang Trail and then hike along Taroko Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien travel route builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): browse the different shops at Taipei 101, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, and then make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), then get a taste of the local shopping with Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then wander the streets of Ximending.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Taipei trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Hualien to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Magong

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.
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Penghu Great Bridge, don't miss a visit to Kueibishan, get outside with Local Beach, then explore the gorgeous colors at Qimei Longcheng, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shihli Beach Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Magong day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Taipei to Magong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Magong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Penghu, Kueibishan, Penghu Great Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Great Bridge ©
Penghu Great Bridge

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Gen.Sun Li-Jen Residence, then take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan), and then get to know the fascinating history of Dongpubu Nongbuluo. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), and then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nantou vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Magong to Nantou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Nantou are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

3
nights
Hengchun

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park and then head outdoors with Shadao Ecological Reserve. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then kick back and relax at White Sand Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hengchun trip planner .

Drive from Nantou to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantou in December; daily highs in Hengchun reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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