11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Taiwan Taoyuan, Foot to Airport Terminal 2 Station, Train to Taipei Main Station, Train to Hualien
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Hualien
— 1 night
Drive
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New Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
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Hualien

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, then trek along Taroko Gorge, and finally hike along Zuocang Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Hualien trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

New Taipei

— 2 nights
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
On the 4th (Mon), wander the streets of Ximending, get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): go for a walk through Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), see the vivid underwater world at Elephant Trunk Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Shenao Elephant Trunk Rock, and finally explore the striking landscape at YehLiu Geopark.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Taipei trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hualien to New Taipei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in New Taipei sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Nantou

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then visit Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally stop by Mark Taiwan. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lugang Old Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taichung Baptist Church, then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and finally examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantou trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from New Taipei to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. November in Nantou sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Alishan

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shun Bao Fu De Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shouzhen Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Shenmu Area, then stroll around Alishan Jhaoping Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Solar Exploration Center. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Alishan Museum, hike along Alishan Giant Trees Park Trail, take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ciyun Temple, then visit Fenchihu Old Town, and finally snap pictures at Liujiadian Changshou Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Alishan sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Nantou to Alishan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hengchun

— 1 night
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 10th (Sun): take a stroll through Fu'an Temple, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Bay, then explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town, and finally make a trip to Hengchun South Gate.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun trip website.

You can drive from Alishan to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Hengchun are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung

— 2 nights

Harbor City

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 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Park, then shop like a local with The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally head outdoors with Ai He (Love River). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.