19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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19 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yuchi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Xiulin
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Taipei
— 6 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling)), Anping Tree House (in Anping) and Chimei Museum (in Annan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, and stroll through Central Park Kaohsiung.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaohsiung trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Kaohsiung reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tainan
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum

3
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.
Hengchun is known for nature, parks, shopping, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Kenting National Park, stroll through Eluanbi, kick back and relax at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and don't miss a visit to Hengchun South Gate.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hengchun online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kaohsiung to Hengchun in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Hengchun sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yuchi.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Jialeshuei Surf Beach, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Eluanbi ©
Eluanbi

2
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wenwu Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Sun Moon Lake Butterfly Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at National Chi Nan University.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yuchi trip planner .

You can drive from Hengchun to Yuchi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hengchun in December, things will get little chillier in Yuchi: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple

3
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Xiulin: Chishingtan Scenic Area (in Xincheng) and Qixing Lake Binhai Bicycle Road (in Hualien City).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Xiulin attractions planning app .

You can take a bus from Yuchi to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hualien
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Baiyang Trail ©
Baiyang Trail

6
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Keelung Harbor (in Zhongzheng District), Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang) and Tamsui (San Zhi San Sheng Trail & Danshuei). see BabyBoss. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Taipei 101, hunt for treasures at Shilin Nightmarket, and meet the residents at Taipei Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taipei travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Xiulin to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Taipei are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Taipei, Keelung Harbor
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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