8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tainan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Alishan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Chimei Museum, then contemplate the long history of Anping Tree House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia).

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

Singapore, Singapore to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alishan.

Things to do in Tainan

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

1
night
Alishan

Alishan ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Tanayiku, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alishan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tainan to Alishan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Shun Bao Fu De Temple ©
Shun Bao Fu De Temple

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): experience rural life at Sun Moon Lake Toushehuo Basin Recreation Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) and then experience rural life at Cingjing Veterans Farm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nantou road trip planning website .

Drive from Alishan to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Nantou, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New Taipei.

Things to do in Nantou

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

3
nights
New Taipei

New Taipei
Xinbei, also known as New Taipei City, stands as a newly founded part of the wider Taipei metropolitan area, stretching up from the capital to the island's northern coast.
Change things up with a short trip to National Palace Museum in Shilin (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), appreciate the history behind National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, take a stroll through Ximending, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Taipei visit planner .

You can drive from Nantou to New Taipei in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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