15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taitung
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hualien
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nantou
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): walk around Longpan Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenting National Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hengchun trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Hengchun is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, Hengchun is a bit cooler than Singapore - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Longpan Park ©
Longpan Park

2
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll around Taidong Forest Park, make a trip to Taitung Jialulan Coast, and then step off the mainland to explore Green Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Taitung Museum, don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sanxiantai.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Taitung online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hengchun to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park
Taitung Brown's Road ©
Taitung Brown's Road

2
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 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shakadang Trail and then stroll through Taroko Gorge. On your second day here, get outside with Su-Hua Highway and then make a trip to Shihtiping.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien online route maker .

Drive from Taitung to Hualien in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail
Shihtiping ©
Shihtiping

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.
Explore Taipei's surroundings by going to Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei trip maker tool .

Take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Taipei sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Wenwu Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then make a trip to Caotun Leicang Si. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

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You can drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fo Guang Shan and Freedom Sunset Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaohsiung: West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Hayashi Department Store) and Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), make a trip to The Dome of Light, and take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung tour site .

Traveling by train from Nantou to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantou in December; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Kaohsiung Main Public Library ©
Kaohsiung Main Public Library
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu

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