12 days in Taipei, Chiayi County & Kaohsiung Itinerary

12 days in Taipei, Chiayi County & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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12 days in Taipei, Chiayi County & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  8​h
1
Taipei
— 5 nights
train + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Ximending and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Taipei Zoo and Yangmingshan National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Yeh Liu Geo Park in Wanli (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, stop by Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, ponder the world of politics at Presidential Office Building, and grab your bike and head to Keelung River Right Bank Bike Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei online holiday planner .

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 cooler days in Taipei, with highs around 23°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Alishan.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Alishan National Forest Recreation Area and then hike along Mihu Trail. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Eryanping Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Jhuci Waterfront Park.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alishan trip planning website .

Getting from Taipei to Alishan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Jhuci Waterfront Park, Eryanping Trail
Highlights from your plan
Eryanping Trail ©
Eryanping Trail

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ai He (Love River) and Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chimei Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Shennong Street). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, stroll through Central Park Kaohsiung, contemplate the long history of Hong Lou At Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School, and take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung road trip site .

You can drive from Alishan to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tainan, Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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