9 days in Tainan, Chiayi & Kaohsiung Itinerary

9 days in Tainan, Chiayi & Kaohsiung Itinerary

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9 days in Tainan, Chiayi & Kaohsiung Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tainan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Chiayi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Tainan

Tainan ©
The oldest city in the country, Tainan stood as the island's capital during feudal times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and Hayashi Department Store. Get a sense of the local culture at Anping Tree House and Shennong Street. Step out of Tainan to go to Huwei and see Yunlin Story House, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Anping Guanyinting, deepen your knowledge of military history at Anping Fort (Anping gubao), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confucius Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tainan day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Tainan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Tainan at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chiayi.

Things to do in Tainan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Yunlin Story House
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia)
Anping Tree House ©
Anping Tree House

1
night
Chiayi

Chiayi ©
The provincial city in the county of the same name, Chiayi sits as the gateway to the national scenic mountain area of Alishan.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ancient Taiwan Tiles, buy something for everyone on your list at Showtime Plaza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiayi Confucian Temple, and finally stop by Shinkong Mitsukoshi Mall (Chiayi Chuiyang).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chiayi route planner .

Traveling by car from Tainan to Chiayi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Chiayi

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Chiayi Confucian Temple ©
Chiayi Confucian Temple

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Fu'an Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Kenting National Park and Seaside Park. When in Kaohsiung, make a side trip to see White Sand Bay in Hengchun, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Pier-2 Art Centre, get outside with Ai He (Love River), and witness a stunning natural landmark at Floating Palace.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kaohsiung online travel planner .

You can drive from Chiayi to Kaohsiung in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hengchun, Fu'an Temple
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Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Kenting National Park ©
Kenting National Park
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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