16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Hualien
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Taipei
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Taichung
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District), Xiao Liu Qiu (in Liuqiu) and Chimei Museum (in Rende). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Pier-2 Art Centre, ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and don't miss a visit to Longcheng Temple Wujia Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Kaohsiung at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tainan, Xiao Liu Qiu
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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 26th (Tue): stroll around Longpan Park and then identify plant and animal life at Kenting National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hengchun online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Hengchun are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Hualien.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Kenting Long Keng Ecological Reserve ©

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Take a break from Hualien with a short trip to Sun Moon Lake in Yuchi, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Taroko Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Ch'ing-shui Cliff, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chishingtan Scenic Area.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Hualien takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sun Moon Lake
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, take a stroll through Ximending, make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and admire the landmark architecture of Taipei 101.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Taipei trip planner .

Take a train from Hualien to Taipei in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Taipei, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Taichung.

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taichung: Yuchi (Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm & Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village), Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan) and Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kaomei Wetland and look for gifts at Mark Taiwan.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Taichung online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Taipei to Taichung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nantou, Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

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