12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
West District
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Taichung
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Zhongshan District
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hualien City
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
West District

West District ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum and then stop by Bu Dai Harbor Fish Market. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Chiayi City Historical Relic Museum, then go for a walk through Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village, then see the interesting displays at Honey Museum, and finally take a stroll through Touliu.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our West District holiday app .

Singapore, Singapore to West District is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Taichung.

Things to do in West District

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chiayi, Touliu, Honey Museum, Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum
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Honey Museum ©
Honey Museum

2
nights
Taichung

Taichung ©
Known its good weather, Taichung boasts an interesting set of cultural attractions, including many temples showing the development of religious architectural styles in the area and forming focal points for most tours of Taichung.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, stop by Yichung Shopping Street, and then identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Wuling Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taichung road trip planning site .

Take a train from West District to Taichung in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Taichung sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taipei Zoo and Beitou Thermal Valley(Hell Valley). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meihua Lake and Lucky Art Crayon Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from Taipei: Jimi Square - Yilan Station (in Yilan City) and Wufengchi Waterfall (in Jiaoxi). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, take a stroll through Ximending, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Taipei vacation planning website .

You can drive from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Taipei, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zhongshan District.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wufengchi Waterfall, Lucky Art Crayon Factory, Jimi Square - Yilan Station, Meihua Lake
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake

1
night
Zhongshan District

Zhongshan District ©
On the 11th (Tue), stop by Jinshan Jinbaoli Old Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhongshan District vacation planning site .

Zhongshan District is just a stone's throw from Taipei. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hualien City.

Things to do in Zhongshan District

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung
Highlights from your plan
Heping Island Park ©
Heping Island Park
Ren'ai Market ©
Ren'ai Market

2
nights
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
On the 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Chihsing Tan Katsuo Museum, then do a tasting at Hualien Old Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Farglory Ocean Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hualien Chenghuan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lushui Trail, and then delve into the distant past at Shen'an Temple.

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You can drive from Zhongshan District to Hualien City in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien City

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Hualien
Highlights from your plan
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple
Farglory Ocean Park ©
Farglory Ocean Park
Lushui Trail ©
Lushui Trail

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