12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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12 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Jiaoxi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Xiulin
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Chenggong Township
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Taitung City
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, then make a trip to Rainbow Village Taichung, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taichung trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Taichung are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Taipei trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

1
night
Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Jiaosi Hot Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, and then stroll through MaKau Ecological Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jiaoxi holiday tool .

Drive from Taipei to Jiaoxi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Jiaoxi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Xiulin.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Parks Nature

Side Trip

MaKau Ecological Park

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, and then make a trip to Chongde Bay. On the next day, hike along Taroko Gorge, hike along Shakadang Trail, and then trek along Baiyang Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Xiulin trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Jiaoxi to Xiulin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chenggong Township.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

1
night
Chenggong Township

Chenggong Township ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Taitung Bicycle Road and then explore the activities along Sanxiantai.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chenggong Township vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Xiulin to Chenggong Township in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Taitung City.

Things to do in Chenggong Township

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taitung Bicycle Road ©
Taitung Bicycle Road

1
night
Taitung City

Taitung City ©
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Taitung Ocean Mountain Bikeway, then explore the activities along Shayuan - Fushan Fish Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taidong Forest Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Taitung City trip planner .

Getting from Chenggong Township to Taitung City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taitung City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Shayuan - Fushan Fish Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Chimei Museum and then explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Dome of Light, then take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River).

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Taitung City to Kaohsiung takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
Lianchi (Lotus) Lake ©
Lianchi (Lotus) Lake

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