9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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9 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Miaoli City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
New Taipei
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
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 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chimei Museum, walk around Central Park Kaohsiung, and then make a trip to The Dome of Light. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), don't miss a visit to Dragon Tiger Tower, then take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, then steep yourself in history at Formosa Boulevard Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guandi Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Kaohsiung is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. October in Kaohsiung sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Nantou.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chimei Museum
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Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Ai He (Love River) ©
Ai He (Love River)

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Moon Lake and then stroll around Chung Hsing New Village Children's Park. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Cingjing Veterans Farm and then take in the awesome beauty at Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantou trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Kaohsiung to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kaohsiung in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Nantou. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Miaoli City.

Things to do in Nantou

Parks Nature
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Sun Moon Lake ©
Sun Moon Lake
Cingjing Veterans Farm ©
Cingjing Veterans Farm
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) ©
Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan)

1
night
Miaoli City

Miaoli City ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Sheng Sing Station Long Teng Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Taiwan Hakka Museum, then make a trip to Gong Wei Xu Tunnel, and finally stroll around Maolishan Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Miaoli City holiday maker website .

You can drive from Nantou to Miaoli City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to New Taipei.

Things to do in Miaoli City

Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sheng Sing Station Long Teng Bridge, Taiwan Hakka Museum
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Taiwan Hakka Museum ©
Taiwan Hakka Museum
Maolishan Park ©
Maolishan Park

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). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), appreciate the history behind Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, browse the different shops at Taipei 101, and don't miss a visit to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Taipei journey builder app .

Getting from Miaoli City to New Taipei by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in New Taipei can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Taipei

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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