13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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13 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Taichung
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Yuchi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Xiulin
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Taipei
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Hengchun

Hengchun ©
Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Jialeshuei Surf Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and then explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Southern Point.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hengchun day trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Hengchun is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get a bit cooler in Hengchun: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Tainan.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jialeshuei Surf Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Dawan Kenting Beach Park ©
Dawan Kenting Beach Park
Jialeshuei Surf Beach ©
Jialeshuei Surf Beach

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 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, then contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), then explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tainan online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hengchun to Tainan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland, and then stop by Yichung Shopping Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Taichung trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tainan in December; daily highs in Taichung reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street

1
night
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yuchi online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Taichung to Yuchi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Yuchi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Wenwumiaohoushan Park ©
Wenwumiaohoushan Park

2
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
On the 22nd (Sat), grab your bike and head to Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road and then trek along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Xiangde Temple, then hike along Baiyang Trail, and then hike along Zhuilu Old Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Xiulin trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Yuchi to Xiulin takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road ©
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Taipei Zoo and Beitou Hot Spring. Popular historic sites such as Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Taipei Confucius Temple are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Taipei 101, wander the streets of Ximending, explore the wide array of goods at Miramar Entertainment Park, and don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Xiulin to Taipei by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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