13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tainan
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  15​min
6
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sector Garage, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, then steep yourself in history at Qingshui Station, and finally make a trip to Tunghai University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, then examine the collection at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi.

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Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Taichung, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sector Garage
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Kaomei Wetland ©
Kaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, then get to know the fascinating history of Shennong Street, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taichung to Tainan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Taichung in December, with highs in Tainan at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

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Traveling by train from Tainan to Kaohsiung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Shopping Nature
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
The Dome of Light
The Dome of Light

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zi Nan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nantou trip planner .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Nantou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Nantou is little chillier than Kaohsiung - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

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

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 30th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. On the next day, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and finally take a stroll through Ximending.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Taipei online visit planner .

You can drive from Nantou to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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.
When in New Taipei, make a side trip to see Leofoo Village Theme Park in Guanxi, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), make a trip to Shifen Waterfall Walk Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Yeh Liu Geo Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Taipei online itinerary planner .

New Taipei is just a stone's throw from Taipei. In January, daytime highs in New Taipei are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Leofoo Village Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Yeh Liu Geo Park ©
Yeh Liu Geo Park

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