14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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14 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nantou
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Attractions like Chishingtan Scenic Area and Farglory Ocean Park make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: trek along Taroko Gorge, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, and do some two-wheel cruising with Uniquefun.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien planner .

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 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Farglory Ocean Park ©
Farglory Ocean Park

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Taipei Zoo and Leofoo Village Theme Park. Go for a jaunt from Taipei to Ruifang to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), shop like a local with Taipei 101, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taipei online trip maker .

You can take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Taipei are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Leofoo Village Theme Park
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Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kids will enjoy Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and National Museum of Natural Science. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, experience rural life at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm, don't miss a visit to Mona Rudao Memorial Stele, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nantou sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nantou are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Natural Science
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Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
National Museum of Natural Science ©
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium and Tree Valley Life Science Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Anping Tree House (in Anping). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiao Nan Hai Guanyin Delubrum, don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and get curious at National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Nantou to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nantou in December, with highs in Kaohsiung at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tainan, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Xiao Liu Qiu
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Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

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