12 days in Taipei & Tainan Itinerary

12 days in Taipei & Tainan Itinerary

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12 days in Taipei & Tainan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  8​h
1
Taipei
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
2
Tainan
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Singapore

6
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.
Do your shopping at Taipei 101 and Shilin Nightmarket. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ximending and National Palace Museum. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. On the 25th (Tue), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Yangmingshan National Park. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring, look for gifts at Yuzhenxin, and don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taipei holiday planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or do a combination of flight and subway. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Taipei: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), you're off toTainan.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

5
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chimei Museum and Anping Tree House. Head to Taroko Park and Hayashi Department Storefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Tainan side-trips: Cijin Island (in Qijin), The Dome of Light (in Xinxing) and Dashu District (E-da Mall & Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), take in the spiritual surroundings of Confucius Temple, steep yourself in history at Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tainan day trip tool .

You can take a train from Taipei to Tainan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taipei in December: highs in Tainan hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tainan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
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Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

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