20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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20 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Taichung
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Taipei
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Hualien
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Taitung
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Pingtung
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tainan: Ai He (Love River) (in Yancheng), Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (in Dashu District) and Dragon Tiger Tower (in Zuoying). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, and get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tainan planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Taichung.

Things to do in Tainan

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

3
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.
Explore Taichung's surroundings by going to Ren'ai Township (Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) & Cingjing Veterans Farm) and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village (in Yuchi). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kaomei Wetland, stop by Mark Taiwan, take a stroll through Rainbow Village Taichung, and get curious at National Museum of Natural Science.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Taichung tour planner .

You can drive from Tainan to Taichung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nantou
Highlights from your plan
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village ©

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Palace Museum, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), look for gifts at Zhen Yi Xuan - Zhongxiao Xinsheng Menshi, and buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Taipei road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Taichung to Taipei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Taipei, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
When in Hualien, make a side trip to see Sun Moon Lake in Yuchi, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Taroko Gorge, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine, stroll through Yanzihkou Trail, and explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hualien vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sun Moon Lake
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

3
nights
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
Taitung is known for nature, parks, museums, trails, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Orchid Island(Lanyu), see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum, don't miss a visit to Taitung Brown's Road, and walk around Taidong Forest Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Taitung driving holiday planner .

Drive from Hualien to Taitung in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Green Island ©
Green Island
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai

3
nights
Pingtung

Pingtung ©
Mostly serving as a base for exploring Kenting National Park, Pingtung enjoys a pleasant, subtropical climate, sandy beaches, and a friendly atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pingtung: The Pier-2 Art Centre (in Yancheng), Fo Guang Shan (in Dashu District) and The Dome of Light (in Xinxing). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. The adventure continues: walk around Xiao Liu Qiu.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pingtung tour planning website .

You can take a train from Taitung to Pingtung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kaohsiung
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Xiao Liu Qiu ©
Xiao Liu Qiu
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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