8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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8 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + subway + train:  9​h
1
Taichung
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
New Taipei
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Hualien
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Taitung
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Checheng
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, then relax and rejuvenate at Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally putt your heart out at Minigolf Taichung.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Taichung tour itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Taichung is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get slightly colder in Taichung: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Taichung

Museums Neighborhoods Spas
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Natural Science ©
National Museum of Natural Science
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung
Goldmine928 Massage Center Taichung ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Taipei Zoo, take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, and then take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and then take a stroll through Ximending.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Taipei trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Taichung to New Taipei by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in New Taipei are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hualien.

Things to do in New Taipei

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Taipei
Highlights from your plan
Taipei Zoo ©
Taipei Zoo
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
On the 22nd (Fri), hike along Taroko Gorge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hualien trip planning site .

Traveling by train from New Taipei to Hualien takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taitung.

Things to do in Hualien

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area
Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge

1
night
Taitung

Taitung ©
Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the activities along Xiaoyeliu, then don't miss a visit to Green Island Little Great Wall, and then get outside with Lvdaoshilang.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taitung route planning website .

Getting from Hualien to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Checheng.

Things to do in Taitung

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Xiaoyeliu ©
Xiaoyeliu
Green Island Little Great Wall ©
Green Island Little Great Wall

1
night
Checheng

Checheng ©
Checheng Township is a rural township in Pingtung County, Taiwan.HistoryDuring the Kingdom of Tungning, it was called "Firewood City". Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through Fu'an Temple and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Checheng trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taitung to Checheng takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. November in Checheng sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Checheng

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head outdoors with Ai He (Love River) and then get engrossed in the history at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kaohsiung day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Checheng to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Kaohsiung are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

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