16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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16 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Tainan
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  2​h
2
Penghu
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Matsu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Taitung
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hualien
— 3 nights
train + bus:  3​h
6
Yilan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Taipei
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Confucius Temple, then explore the wide array of goods at Hayashi Department Store, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Shennong Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tainan route maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get little chillier in Tainan: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Penghu.

Things to do in Tainan

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Dream Mall ©
Dream Mall
Anping Fort (Anping gubao) ©
Anping Fort (Anping gubao)

3
nights
Penghu

Penghu ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Crab Museum and Yuwengdao Lighthouse Siyu Lighthouse. Head to Erkan Almond Tea and Zhongzheng Road Shopping Areafor plenty of shopping.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Penghu travel route planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Tainan to Penghu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Penghu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Local Beach ©
Local Beach
Penghu Tianhou Temple ©
Penghu Tianhou Temple
Erkan Community ©
Erkan Community

1
night
Matsu

Matsu ©
On the 29th (Sat), wander the streets of Qinbi Village and then make a trip to Dongyong Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Matsu journey builder app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Penghu to Matsu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Taitung.

Things to do in Matsu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dongyong Lighthouse ©
Dongyong Lighthouse

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Prehistory and Xiaoyeliu. Step out of the city life by going to Lvdaoshilang and Sanxiantai. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Nuwalian and tour the pleasant surroundings at Taidong Forest Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Taitung route tool .

Getting from Matsu to Taitung by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nuwalian ©
Nuwalian
National Museum of Prehistory ©
National Museum of Prehistory
Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Shi Guang Er Shou Book Store. Get some historical perspective at Tzu Chi Foundation and Chi-lai-bi Lighthouse. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Liyu Lake, grab your bike and head to Green Path, appreciate the views at Mukumugi Valley, and stroll through Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hualien online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Taitung to Hualien takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yilan.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Liyu Lake ©
Liyu Lake
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road ©
Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road

1
night
Yilan

Yilan ©
The coastal city of Yilan makes a good base for trips around the wider eponymous county.
On the 5th (Sat), look for gifts at Nanning Fish Market, browse the exhibits of National Center for Traditional Arts, and then explore the activities along Meihua Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yilan road trip site .

You can drive from Hualien to Yilan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Yilan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Taipei.

Things to do in Yilan

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Center for Traditional Arts ©
Meihua Lake ©
Meihua Lake

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by Dihua Street, stop by Ningxia Nightmarket, then steep yourself in history at Taipei Confucius Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hsing Tian Kong, and finally stop by Yongkang Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): browse the different shops at Taipei City Mall, then look for gifts at Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Eslite Bookstore - Xinyi.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Taipei route maker .

Getting from Yilan to Taipei by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ningxia Nightmarket ©
Ningxia Nightmarket
Yongkang Street ©
Yongkang Street
Taipei City Mall ©
Taipei City Mall

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