13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 1 night
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Datong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
New Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Taichung
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Pingtung
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore


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1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Yanzihkou Trail, then hike along Taroko Gorge, and then stroll through Chishingtan Scenic Area.

Plan a trip to Hualien easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Datong.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

1
night
Datong

Datong ©
On the 24th (Tue), head outdoors with Qilan Shenmuyuan and then stroll through Taiwan Beech National Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Datong tour itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Hualien to Datong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Datong

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Taiwan Beech National Trail ©
Taiwan Beech National Trail

2
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), and then don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Taipei trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Datong to New Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Taipei
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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, and then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Taichung trip planning website .

You can take a train from New Taipei to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): experience rural life at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm and then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nantou vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Nantou is just a stone's throw from Taichung. December in Nantou sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then make a trip to Hai Shan Pai le Di, and then see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Erliao Guanriting, contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and finally stroll around Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling).

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tainan trip planner .

You can drive from Nantou to Tainan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nantou in December: high temperatures in Tainan hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Pingtung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

1
night
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pingtung trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tainan to Pingtung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), browse the exhibits of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre. On the next day, make a trip to The Dome of Light, ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, then don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and finally get outside with Ai He (Love River).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kaohsiung trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Pingtung to Kaohsiung in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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