14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive
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New Taipei
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hualien
— 3 nights
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Kaohsiung

— 3 nights

Harbor City

A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Explore Kaohsiung's surroundings by going to Chimei Museum (in Rende), Anping Guanyinting (in Anping) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), don't miss a visit to The Dome of Light, admire the landmark architecture of Guandi Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lianchi (Lotus) Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung trip planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in January; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nantou

— 3 nights
Nantou is known for nature, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, stop by Nantou Service Area, explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jinlong Mountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nantou trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, Nantou is slightly colder than Kaohsiung - with highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

New Taipei

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Palace Museum (in Shilin) and Yangmingshan National Park (in Beitou). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, admire the striking features of Heritage And Culture Education Center Of Taipei, take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Taipei road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nantou to New Taipei takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Hualien

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Chishingtan Scenic Area and then hike along Taroko Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Yanzihkou Trail (Swallow Grotto) and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hualien trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Taipei to Hualien takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Shopping Malls
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.