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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hengchun
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Yuchi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Xiulin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Gongliao
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Taipei
— 5 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaohsiung: West Central District (Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) & Shennong Street) and Chimei Museum (in Annan). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, explore the activities along Lianchi (Lotus) Lake, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, and view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung itinerary builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In October, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Longpan Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Dawan Kenting Beach Park, and don't miss a visit to Hengchun South Gate.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hengchun online day trip 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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car 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
Longpan Park ©
Longpan Park

3
nights
Yuchi

Yuchi ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yuchi: Rainbow Village Taichung (in Nantun), Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) (in Ren'ai Township) and National Museum of Natural Science (in North District). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yuchi trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Hengchun to Yuchi takes 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 October, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Yuchi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Xiulin.

Things to do in Yuchi

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nantou, Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

3
nights
Xiulin

Xiulin ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Shei-Pa National Park Guanwu Recreation Area (in Tai'an) and Chishingtan Scenic Area (in Xincheng).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Xiulin trip planner .

Take a bus from Yuchi to Xiulin in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Gongliao.

Things to do in Xiulin

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shei-Pa National Park Guanwu Recreation Area, Chishingtan Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Mukumugi Valley ©
Mukumugi Valley

1
night
Gongliao

Gongliao
Set on the main island's most eastern tip, Gongliao is a rural district known for its picturesque fishing village with a thriving culinary scene and a golden sand beach--quite a rare find in Taiwan--favored by vacationers from the north of the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail), then make a trip to Ling Jiou Mountain Monastery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fulung Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Gongliao trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xiulin to Gongliao. In October, daily temperatures in Gongliao can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Gongliao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fulung Beach
Fulung Beach
Caoling Historic Trail (Tsaoling Trail) ©

5
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). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Beitou Hot Spring.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Taipei road trip tool .

Drive from Gongliao to Taipei in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Shopping Museums

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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