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:  8​h
1
Taipei
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Tainan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Taichung
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lugu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Hualien City
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Taipei
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
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.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Taipei travel itinerary 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. While traveling from Singapore, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Taipei, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caishan Natural Park, Dream Mall, Liuhe Tourist Night Market, and other attractions you added. On the 17th (Mon), browse the different shops at Dream Mall, browse the different shops at Taroko Park, then make a trip to The Dome of Light, and finally make a trip to Formosa Boulevard Station. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caishan Natural Park, see the interesting displays at Takao Railway Museum, explore the activities along Ai He (Love River), then stroll through Central Park Kaohsiung, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Liuhe Tourist Night Market.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Taipei to Kaohsiung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taipei in December: highs in Kaohsiung hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park
Caishan Natural Park
Caishan Natural Park
Formosa Boulevard Station ©
Formosa Boulevard Station

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Do your shopping at Hayashi Department Store and Anping Gubao Ancient Street. Discover out-of-the-way places like Confucius Temple and Guanziling Hot Spring. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shennong Street, see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia), and take a peaceful walk through Shuangcun Binhai Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tainan trip maker .

Tainan is just a short distance from Kaohsiung. In December, daytime highs in Tainan are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Hayashi Department Store ©
Hayashi Department Store
Shennong Street ©
Shennong Street

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cingjing Veterans Farm, Sun Moon Lake and Rainbow Village Taichung. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm, then explore the activities along Sun Moon Lake, and then look for gifts at Yichung Shopping Street.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taichung vacation tool .

Getting from Tainan to Taichung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tainan in December, things will get a bit cooler in Taichung: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lugu.

Things to do in Taichung

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nantou, Lugang Longshan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street
Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake

2
nights
Lugu

Lugu ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Xitou Monster Village. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and then don't miss a visit to Xitou Monster Village.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lugu trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Taichung to Lugu in 1.5 hours. In December in Lugu, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Fengbin.

Things to do in Lugu

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Xuanguang Temple ©
Xuanguang Temple

2
nights
Hualien City

Hualien City ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shen'an Temple, look for gifts at Lichuan Fish Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hualien Chenghuan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Lushui Trail, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiangde Temple.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hualien City trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Lugu to Hualien City in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hualien
Highlights from your plan
Shen'an Temple ©
Shen'an Temple
Lushui Trail ©
Lushui Trail
Xiangde Temple ©
Xiangde Temple

4
nights
Taipei

Taipei ©
Popular historic sites such as Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and Longshan Temple are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neipi Beach and Hsing Tian Kong. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucky Art Crayon Factory (in Su'ao), Dongshan (Dongshan River Forest Park & Meihua Lake) and National Center for Traditional Arts (in Wujie). Enjoy Taipei some more: buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, look for gifts at Sugar & Spice Bakery Cafe - Dunhua S. Store Ⅱ, steep yourself in history at Wulai, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taipei Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taipei road trip app .

You can take a train from Hualien City to Taipei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

New Taipei, Su'ao, Dongshan, Jimi Square - Yilan Station, National Center for Traditional Arts
Highlights from your plan
Lungshan Temple ©
Lungshan Temple
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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