26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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26 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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

4
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tainan: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (in Dashu District), Ai He (Love River) (in Yancheng) and Dragon Tiger Tower (in Zuoying). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Chimei Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), make a trip to Hai Shan Pai le Di, and get your game on at BROS. Boardgame Cafe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tainan online travel route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. In December, Tainan is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantou: National Museum of Natural Science (in North District) and Kaomei Wetland (in Qingshui). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Yushan National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan), relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wenwumiaohoushan Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantou visit planning app .

You can drive from Tainan to Nantou in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tainan in December, with highs in Nantou at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hsinchu.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Taichung
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Yushan National Park ©
Yushan National Park

2
nights
Hsinchu

Hsinchu ©
On a trip to Hsinchu, an industrial hub in Northern Taiwan, you can combine pleasant walks in the parks and along the harbor with wider explorations in the area.
On the 10th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Leofoo Village Theme Park and then stop by Jinhan Dried Persimmon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at 17 Kilometers Hsinchu Coast Scenic Area, then relax in the rural setting at Mike Recreation Farm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jhulian Temple, and finally examine the collection at One Bear Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hsinchu journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nantou to Hsinchu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hsinchu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taipei.

Things to do in Hsinchu

Theme Parks Trails Beaches

Side Trips

Jinhan Dried Persimmon, Mike Recreation Farm, Leofoo Village Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Leofoo Village Theme Park ©
Leofoo Village Theme Park
Jhulian Temple ©
Jhulian Temple

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Yeh Liu Geo Park (in Wanli) and Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) (in Ruifang). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Taipei 101, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Taipei vacation planner .

You can drive from Hsinchu to Taipei in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in Taipei

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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

4
nights
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hualien: Alishan National Forest Recreation Area (in Alishan) and Wuling Farm (in Heping District). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Taroko Gorge, hike along Yanzihkou Trail, explore the activities along Chishingtan Scenic Area, and pause for some photo ops at Eternal Spring Shrine.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, Wuling Farm
Highlights from your plan
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Ch'ing-shui Cliff ©
Ch'ing-shui Cliff

4
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), make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road, cruise along Jin Gang Da Dao, and see the interesting displays at Taitung Museum.

Plan my day in Taitung using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pingtung.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Orchid Island(Lanyu) ©
Orchid Island(Lanyu)
Sanxiantai ©
Sanxiantai
Taidong Forest Park ©
Taidong Forest Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pingtung: The Pier-2 Art Centre (in Yancheng), Lianchi (Lotus) Lake (in Zuoying) and The Dome of Light (in Xinxing). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Kenting National Park. There's more to do: stroll around Xiao Liu Qiu and ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pingtung trip planner .

You can take a train from Taitung to Pingtung in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pingtung

Parks Nature Wildlife

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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