15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Taoyuan
— Few hours
train + subway:  45​min
2
Taipei
— 1 night
train:  3​h
3
Yilan
— 1 night
bus + train:  3​h
4
Hualien
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Taitung
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Pingtung
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Tainan
— 1 night
train:  2​h
9
Chiayi County
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
10
Yunlin
— 1 night
train:  1​h
11
Taichung
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
12
Nantou
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h 30​min
13
Miaoli
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h
14
Hsinchu
— 1 night
train:  1​h
15
Taoyuan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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Taoyuan

Taoyuan
Though not known for its attractions, Taoyuan has long been one of Taiwan's fastest growing cities.
For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taoyuan travel route planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Taoyuan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Taoyuan are much colder (22°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). You will leave for Taipei on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Taoyuan

Parks Outdoors Shopping

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) as well as Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taipei journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Taoyuan to Taipei takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yilan County.

Things to do in Taipei

Historic Sites Events Shopping

Side Trip

New Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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night
Yilan

Yilan
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wanglongbi as well as Yilan Dongmen night market. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head outdoors with Wanglongbi and then hunt for treasures at Yilan Dongmen night market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Yilan County trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taipei to Yilan County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Yilan County can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hualien County.

Things to do in Yilan

Shopping Outdoors

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Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hualien Dongdamen Tourist Night Market as well as Farglory Ocean Park. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Farglory Ocean Park and then hit all the best shops with Hualien Dongdamen Tourist Night Market.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hualien County day trip site .

Getting from Yilan County to Hualien County by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Taitung County.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Farglory Ocean Park ©
Farglory Ocean Park

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Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
You've now added Green Island Lighthouse to your itinerary.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taitung County trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Hualien County to Taitung County in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Taitung County, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pingtung County.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Green Island Lighthouse ©
Green Island Lighthouse

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night
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area.

Before you visit Pingtung County, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Taitung County to Pingtung County takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area ©
Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area

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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've now added Ruifeng Night Market to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cihou Lighthouse, head off the coast to Cijin Island, then kick back and relax at Qi Jing Bathing Beach, then explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), and finally stop by Ruifeng Night Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.

Kaohsiung is just a stone's throw from Pingtung County. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)
Cihou Lighthouse
Cihou Lighthouse
Ruifeng Night Market ©
Ruifeng Night Market

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Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Mall (Tainan Zhongshan), Dadong Night Market and Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Mall (Tainan Zhongshan), browse the range of quality goods at Hayashi Department Store, then get to know the fascinating history of Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), and finally look for gifts at Dadong Night Market.

Before you visit Tainan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kaohsiung to Tainan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chiayi County.

Things to do in Tainan

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling) ©
Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)

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Chiayi County

Chiayi County ©
A rugged landscape scattered with villages and vast plains of untouched nature, Chiayi County stretches between sea and mountains on the southwestern coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ali Mountain (Alishan) as well as Tian Chang Di Jiou Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Ali Mountain (Alishan) and then snap pictures at Tian Chang Di Jiou Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chiayi County day trip planning app .

You can drive from Tainan to Chiayi County in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Tainan in December, expect Chiayi County to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Yunlin County.

Things to do in Chiayi County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ali Mountain (Alishan)
Highlights from your plan
Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)

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night
Yunlin

Yunlin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Touliu, Honey Museum and Xiluo Western Market. On the 24th (Sun), stop by Xiluo Western Market, see the interesting displays at Honey Museum, then wander the streets of Touliu, and finally stop by Douliu Night Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yunlin County online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chiayi County to Yunlin County in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Yunlin County are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Taichung.

Things to do in Yunlin

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Honey Museum ©
Honey Museum
Touliu ©
Touliu

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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.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Taichung sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Yunlin County to Taichung takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nantou County.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street

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Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cingjing Veterans Farm, Puli Third Night Market, Sun Moon Lake, and other attractions. On the 25th (Mon), experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Puli Third Night Market.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantou County tour itinerary website .

Nantou County is just a short distance from Taichung. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Miaoli County.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Ci'entang ©
Ci'entang
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

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Miaoli

Miaoli
The city of Miaoli has a range of cultural and natural charms.
For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Miaoli County online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou County to Miaoli County takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Miaoli County, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Miaoli

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©
On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hsinchu trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Miaoli County to Hsinchu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Hsinchu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taoyuan.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks Beaches Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Siangshan Wetland ©
Siangshan Wetland
Big City ©
Big City

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Taoyuan

Taoyuan ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Republic of Chocolate as well as Gloria Outlets. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): look for gifts at Taimao Shopping Center and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gloria Outlets. On your second day here, stroll through Jiaobanshan Refuge Trail.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Taoyuan tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Hsinchu to Taoyuan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Taoyuan

Shopping Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gloria Outlets ©
Gloria Outlets
Republic of Chocolate ©
Republic of Chocolate

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