15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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15 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  8​h
1
Taipei
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Hsinchu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ren'ai Township
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tainan
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Hualien City
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Taipei
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

few
hours
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taipei road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or do a combination of flight and subway. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Taipei to be little chillier, around 18°C, while days are colder, around 23°C. You will leave for Hsinchu on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Outdoors

1
night
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.
For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hsinchu trip maker .

You can drive from Taipei to Hsinchu in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Taichung on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Hsinchu

Parks Outdoors Trails

2
nights
Ren'ai Township

Ren'ai Township ©
You've now added Cingjing Veterans Farm to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ren'ai Township vacation planner .

Drive from Hsinchu to Ren'ai Township in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ren'ai Township are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Ren'ai Township

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gaomei Wetland
Highlights from your plan
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

2
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.
You've now added Sun Moon Lake to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Carton King Creative Park - Dakeng, stop by Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taichung Zhonggang, and then look for gifts at Parklane.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Taichung online trip builder .

You can drive from Ren'ai Township to Taichung in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Taichung are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tainan.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sun Moon Lake
Highlights from your plan
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire all the interesting features of National Cheng Kung University. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hecheng Fanbuhang, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling), then stop by Anping Gubao Ancient Street, and finally stop by Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Tainan Ximen Store.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tainan online route builder .

You can drive from Taichung to Tainan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tainan is a bit warmer than Taichung - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Tainan

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Anping Gubao Ancient Street ©
Anping Gubao Ancient Street
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Hecheng Fanbuhang ©
Hecheng Fanbuhang

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), make a trip to The Dome of Light, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Taroko Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung travel itinerary planner .

Kaohsiung is just a short distance from Tainan. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hualien City.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

2
nights
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
On the 26th (Wed), do a tasting at Hualien Old Winery, then hike along Lushui Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Farglory Ocean Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hualien City road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kaohsiung to Hualien City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien City

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
Highlights from your plan
Lushui Trail ©
Lushui Trail
Farglory Ocean Park ©
Farglory Ocean Park
Eternal Spring Shrine ©
Eternal Spring Shrine

3
nights
Taipei

Taipei
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at National Center for Traditional Arts and then identify plant and animal life at Dongshan River Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fulung Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Taipei trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Hualien City to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

New Taipei, National Center for Traditional Arts, Dongshan River Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach
National Center for Traditional Arts ©
Miramar Entertainment Park ©
Miramar Entertainment Park

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