15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Taichung
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Jiaoxi
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Toucheng
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Wujie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Taipei
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore


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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fo Guang Shan and Wan Jin Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Chimei Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)) and Anping Guanyinting (in Anping). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Ai He (Love River).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung online trip itinerary maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Kaohsiung to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tainan, Wan Jin Church
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Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Wan Jin Church ©
Wan Jin Church

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lukang and Lugang Old Street. Explore hidden gems such as Ali Mountain (Alishan) and Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan). Get out of town with these interesting Taichung side-trips: Yuchi (Wenwu Temple & Sun Moon Lake), National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (in Caotun) and Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan). The adventure continues: get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, look for gifts at Mark Taiwan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Taichung Baptist Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taichung road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Kaohsiung to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kaohsiung in December; daily highs in Taichung reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jiaoxi.

Things to do in Taichung

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nantou, Changhua, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
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Ali Mountain (Alishan) ©
Ali Mountain (Alishan)
National Museum of Natural Science ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan ©
921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan

1
night
Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi ©
On the 21st (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Jiaosi Hot Spring, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wufengchi Waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuary of Our Lady of WuFongCi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Paoma Historical Trail.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jiaoxi travel route planning website .

Drive from Taichung to Jiaoxi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Jiaoxi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Toucheng.

Things to do in Jiaoxi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Paoma Historical Trail ©
Paoma Historical Trail

1
night
Toucheng

Toucheng ©
On the 22nd (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Toucheng Leisure Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waiao Beach, and then examine the collection at Lanyang Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Toucheng driving holiday planner.

Toucheng is very close to Jiaoxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Wujie.

Things to do in Toucheng

Fun & Games Beaches Outdoors
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Toucheng Leisure Farm ©
Toucheng Leisure Farm
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum

2
nights
Wujie

Wujie ©
On the 23rd (Sun), stop by Nanning Fish Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dongshan River Forest Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Meihua Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yilan Sancing Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the exhibits of National Center for Traditional Arts, don't miss a visit to Lucky Art Crayon Factory, then stroll through Neipi Beach, and finally make a trip to Nanfangao Lookout.

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Wujie is just a stone's throw from Toucheng. December in Wujie sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Wujie

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Dongshan, Su'ao, Nanfangao Lookout
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Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake
Lucky Art Crayon Factory ©
Lucky Art Crayon Factory
National Center for Traditional Arts ©

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.
Shop till you drop at Taipei 101 and Shilin Nightmarket. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hsing Tian Kong and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Park. Change things up with a short trip to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, wander the streets of Ximending, look for gifts at Dihua Street, and make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei day trip planner .

You can drive from Wujie to Taipei in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taipei are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple

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