17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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17 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Nantou
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Keelung
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Taipei
— 7 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then look for gifts at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taichung Zhonggang, then stop by Parklane, and finally look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lu Gang Long Shan Si, identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, and then stop by Carton King Creative Park - Dakeng.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung day trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Taichung are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lugang Longshan Temple
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Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

3
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lukang and Lugang Old Street. Get a sense of the local culture at Touliu and Alishan Linye Village & Huiyisenghuo Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantou: Chiayi City Historical Relic Museum (in Chiayi) and Menghuan Beach (in Yunlin). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), stop by Taiwan Times Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ci'entang, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Outdoors Taiwan Tandem Paragliding - South of Taiwan.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Nantou trip planner .

Nantou is just a short distance from Taichung. December in Nantou sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Keelung.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yunlin, Changhua, Chiayi
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Lugang Old Street ©
Lugang Old Street
Lukang ©
Lukang
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

3
nights
Keelung

Keelung ©
A rainy port city close to the capital, Keelung appeals to visitors with its famous night market and wealth of historic structures.
Get outdoors at Laomei Green Reef and Keelung Peace Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zhongzheng Park and Qidu Railway Memorial Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Badouzih Seaside Park, appreciate the views at Wangyou Valley, pick up some local products at Ren'ai Market, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Marine Science & Technology.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Keelung trip planner .

You can drive from Nantou to Keelung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Keelung can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Keelung

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Laomei Green Reef
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Qidu Railway Memorial Park ©
Qidu Railway Memorial Park
Laomei Green Reef ©
Laomei Green Reef

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Neipi Beach and National Center for Traditional Arts. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ximending and Taipei Confucius Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taipei: New Taipei (Wulai Atayal Museum & Wulai) and Yilan (Jimi Square - Yilan Station, Meihua Lake, & more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, don't miss a visit to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, explore the striking landscape at Beitou Thermal Valley(Hell Valley), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Taipei journey builder website .

Taipei is just a short distance from Keelung. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Wujie, New Taipei, Dongshan, Jiaoxi, Neipi Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Taipei Confucius Temple ©
Taipei Confucius Temple
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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