14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
New Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
4
Hualien
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, take an in-depth tour of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung online itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Kaohsiung at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantou: Yu Jan Shin Main Store (in Dajia) and Kaomei Wetland (in Qingshui). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, make a trip to Caotun Leicang Si, experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nantou online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in December, expect Nantou to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from New Taipei: Yangmingshan National Park (in Beitou) and National Palace Museum (in Shilin). The adventure continues: make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), walk around Yeh Liu Geo Park, and get engrossed in the history at National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nantou to New Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Hualien.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 1st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hualien day trip app .

Getting from New Taipei to Hualien by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

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