22 days in Taiwan, Hong Kong & Singapore Itinerary

22 days in Taiwan, Hong Kong & Singapore Itinerary

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22 days in Taiwan, Hong Kong & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Taipei, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Taichung, Taiwan
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
3
Hualien, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Hengchun, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2
nights
Taipei, Taiwan

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lanyang Museum and National Palace Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hsing Tian Kong and Ximending. When in Taipei, make a side trip to see Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) in Ruifang, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, and browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Taipei is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Taipei due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Taipei reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Taichung.

Things to do in Taipei

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Lanyang Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Lanyang Museum ©
Lanyang Museum
Hsing Tian Kong ©
Hsing Tian Kong

1
night
Taichung, Taiwan

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 21st (Fri), engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, identify plant and animal life at Gaomei Wetland, then admire the masterpieces at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and finally look for gifts at Mark Taiwan.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taichung attractions website .

Getting from Taipei to Taichung by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Taipei in August: highs in Taichung hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts ©
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science

2
nights
Hualien, Taiwan

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Shakadang Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, and then look for gifts at Shi Guang Er Shou Book Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): trek along Yanzihkou Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Ch'ing-shui Cliff.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hualien online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Taichung to Hualien in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Hengchun.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff
Shakadang Trail ©
Shakadang Trail

2
nights
Hengchun, Taiwan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): walk around Longpan Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenting National Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then examine the collection at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hengchun trip planner .

Getting from Hualien to Hengchun by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Hengchun, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung ©
A small trading town in the 17th century, Kaohsiung now stands as a sprawling metropolis, its harbor representing the largest on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Pier-2 Art Centre and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan. On your second day here, examine the collection at Chimei Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kaohsiung road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kaohsiung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan ©
Fo Guang Shan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hong Kong Museum of History and Dragon's Back. Take a break from the city and head to Po Lin Monastery and Lamma Island. And it doesn't end there: visit Sai Wan Pavilion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Soho.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back

6
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and Singapore Changi Airport. Get in touch with nature at MacRitchie Nature Trail and City Scoot. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, browse the different shops at Clarke Quay, hunt for treasures at Maxwell Food Centre, and examine the collection at The Intan.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Singapore trip maker site .

You can fly from Hong Kong to Singapore in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Battlebox ©
Battlebox
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
The Intan ©
The Intan

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