11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Kaohsiung International Airport, Drive to Hengchun
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Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 4 nights
Train to Taichung, Bus to Nantou
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Nantou
— 2 nights
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Bus to Gancheng, Train to Chiayi, Taxi to Chiayi, Fly to Magong
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Magong
— 1 night
Fly
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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly

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Hengchun

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park and then walk around Longpan Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Chuhuo Special Scenic Area and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hengchun trip itinerary builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Hengchun is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Hengchun hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Hualien

— 4 nights
Get in touch with nature at Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) and Shihtiping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zhuilu Old Trail and Baiyang Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hualien: Taitung Brown's Road (in Chishang) and Sanxiantai (in Chenggong Township).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Hualien driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hengchun to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Nantou

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lienxing Temple and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ali Mountain (Alishan). Keep things going the next day: get curious at National Museum of Natural Science and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuanshan National Forest Recreation Area.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantou trip planning app.

Do a combination of train and bus from Hualien to Nantou in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Nantou sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Magong.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Magong

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the views from Penghu Great Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Kueibishan, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shanshui Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Magong trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight from Nantou to Magong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, subway, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Magong

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kaohsiung

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the views from Heart of Love River, grab your bike and head to Seaside Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung road trip app.

Getting from Magong to Kaohsiung by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Taiwan travel guide

4.2
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.