9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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Fly to Kaohsiung International Airport, Drive to Hengchun
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Hengchun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taitung
— 1 night
Fly
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Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaohsiung
— 1 night
Fly

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Hengchun

Located on the southern tip of the eponymous peninsula, Hengchun serves as the entry point to Kenting National Park, often attracting more travelers than locals with its tropical beach resorts and bustling night markets.
Explore hidden gems such as Kenting National Park and National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and stroll around Longpan Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hengchun trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Hengchun is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Hengchun at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taitung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Taitung

Eastern City

Sitting between the mountains and the sea, Taitung offers pleasing scenery no matter what direction you face.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll around Taidong Forest Park, then head off the coast to Sanxiantai, and then make a trip to Taitung Brown's Road.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Taitung day trip tool.

Getting from Hengchun to Taitung by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Taitung

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Taipei

City of Azaleas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine, take an in-depth tour of National Palace Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ximending, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lungshan Temple, then appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally browse the different shops at Taipei 101.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taipei online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Taitung to Taipei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Taipei can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nantou.

Things to do in Taipei

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Nantou

Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Wenwumiaohoushan Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Wenwu Temple. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Chung Tai World Museum, then get curious at National Museum of Natural Science, and then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nantou trip planner.

Drive from Taipei to Nantou in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Nantou, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Nantou

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Kaohsiung

Harbor City

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 16th (Wed): look for gifts at The Pier-2 Art Centre, get outside with Ai He (Love River), and then get a sense of history and politics at Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kaohsiung online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nantou to Kaohsiung by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nantou in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kaohsiung: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Taiwan travel guide

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Landmarks · Flea Markets · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of Asia
A sliver of land just off China's east coastline, Taiwan represents one of the world's most densely populated countries--and one of Asia's most powerful economies. History buffs on a tour of Taiwan will discover ancient artifacts stored at outstanding national museums narrating nearly 10,000 years of Asia's history. Those interested in more active pursuits can organize a Taiwan itinerary around its modern mountain resorts, well-developed beaches, and protected forests sheltering hundreds of species of native plant and animal life. Begin your visit in Taipei, a vibrant capital city with a thriving entertainment scene, relatively inexpensive accommodations, and an eclectic culinary scene.