17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Taipei
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
2
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Chiayi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Kaohsiung
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  5 h
7
Matsu
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Singapore

1
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 Shilin Night Market as well as Yang Ming Shan Qing Tian Gang. On the 8th (Wed), trek along Yang Ming Shan Qing Tian Gang, pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Shilin Night Market. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yangmingshan National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Taipei trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Taipei is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In April, Taipei is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei ©
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shifen Waterfall. Take a break from New Taipei with a short trip to Leofoo Village Theme Park in Guanxi, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), don't miss a visit to Shifen Old Street, take in the dramatic natural features at YehLiu Geopark, and take in the pleasant sights at The Lin Family Mansion and Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Taipei sightseeing planner.

New Taipei is very close to Taipei. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Leofoo Village Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
YehLiu Geopark ©
YehLiu Geopark

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ali Mountain (Alishan). Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Ali Mountain (Alishan), admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and finally visit Nantou Service Area. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

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

Getting from New Taipei to Nantou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nantou can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm

2
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
On the 15th (Wed), stop by Fenchihu Old Town, then take in the pleasant sights at Alishan Sacred Tree, then delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and finally walk around Alishan Jhaoping Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): hike along Tashan Trail, go for a walk through Sister Lake, go for a walk through Alishan Shenmu Area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shouzhen Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple.

Plan my day in Alishan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Alishan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chiayi.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fenchihu Old Town, Alishan Sacred Tree
Highlights from your plan
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area ©
Alishan National Forest Recreation Area
Tashan Trail ©
Tashan Trail
Fenchihu Old Town ©
Fenchihu Old Town

2
nights
Chiayi

Chiayi ©
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Singang Fenqtain Gong, and then go for a walk through Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village. On your second day here, walk around Chiayi Park, don't miss a visit to Bei Men Yi, then make a trip to The Hinoki Village, and finally make a trip to Alishan Forest Railway Garage Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chiayi online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Alishan to Chiayi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Chiayi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village ©
Chiayi Park ©
Chiayi Park
The Hinoki Village ©
The Hinoki Village

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaohsiung: Chimei Museum (in Rende) and Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (in West Central District). The adventure continues: look for gifts at The Pier-2 Art Centre, admire the striking features of Formosa Boulevard Station, head off the coast to Cijin Island, and head outdoors with Ai He (Love River).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chiayi to Kaohsiung takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Kaohsiung, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Matsu.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)

2
nights
Matsu

Matsu
You've now added Dongyong Lighthouse to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Beihaikengdao and then visit a coastal fixture at Dongyong Lighthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Matsu online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kaohsiung to Matsu by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Matsu

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Qinbi Village
Qinbi Village

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