8 days in Kaohsiung, Tainan & Taipei Itinerary

8 days in Kaohsiung, Tainan & Taipei Itinerary

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8 days in Kaohsiung, Tainan & Taipei Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Tainan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Taipei
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Cijin Island, admire the landmark architecture of Guandi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to The Dome of Light, ponder the world of politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library, then browse the exhibits of The Pier-2 Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, and finally get outside with Ai He (Love River).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kaohsiung trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In August, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tainan.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

2
nights
Tainan

Tainan
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then steep yourself in history at Anping Tree House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia). On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San-Shan Guo-Wang Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Anping Fort (Anping gubao), then steep yourself in history at Yong Cheng Cinema, and finally get great views at Erliao Guanriting.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tainan trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Tainan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Museums
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Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

3
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.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, then get engrossed in the history at National Palace Museum, and then browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taipei Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street).

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Taipei online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tainan to Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daytime highs in Taipei are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall ©
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

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