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:  3​h
2
New Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Taichung
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kaohsiung
— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hualien: Yuchi (Xuanguang Temple & Sun Moon Lake). There's lots more to do: hike along Taroko Gorge, walk around Chishingtan Scenic Area, stroll through Yanzihkou Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hualien travel route builder website .

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 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nantou
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge

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.
Kids will enjoy Taipei Zoo and Leofoo Village Theme Park. Step out of New Taipei with an excursion to National Palace Museum in Shilin--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, wander the streets of Ximending, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Taipei trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Hualien to New Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in New Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Taichung.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Attractions like Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and National Museum of Natural Science make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm) and Flying Cow Ranch (in Tongxiao). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rainbow Village Taichung and pause for some serene contemplation at Taichung Baptist Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung trip planner .

Getting from New Taipei to Taichung by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nantou, Flying Cow Ranch
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Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
National Museum of Natural Science ©
Flying Cow Ranch ©
Flying Cow Ranch

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu), Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre, get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, snap pictures at Ai He (Love River), and make a trip to The Dome of Light.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taichung in December: high temperatures in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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