11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  3​h
2
Alishan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Taichung
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Kaohsiung
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dalongdong Bao An Temple, then explore the activities along Shifen Waterfall Walk Area, and then shop like a local with Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Wulai, go for a walk through The Lin Family Mansion and Garden, and then wander the streets of Ximending.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Taipei travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to New Taipei is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in New Taipei at 25°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Alishan.

Things to do in New Taipei

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Taipei
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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Dalongdong Bao An Temple ©
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
Shifen Waterfall Walk Area ©
Shifen Waterfall Walk Area

1
night
Alishan

Alishan ©
On the 15th (Sun), hike along Mihu Trail, get outside with Jyumu Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shouzhen Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shun Bao Fu De Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ciyun Temple.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alishan trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from New Taipei to Alishan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Taipei in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alishan: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taichung.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ciyun Temple
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Ciyun Temple ©
Ciyun Temple
Shun Bao Fu De Temple ©
Shun Bao Fu De Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Lukang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lugang Longshan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pusasi, and finally stop by Yichung Shopping Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Taichung Literature Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zi Nan Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Taichung trip planner.

You can drive from Alishan to Taichung in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Alishan in March, expect nights in Taichung to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Taichung

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Changhua, Zi Nan Temple
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Lugang Longshan Temple ©
Lugang Longshan Temple
Lukang ©
Lukang
Yichung Shopping Street ©
Yichung Shopping Street

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fu'an Temple and Zhen'antang Feihu General Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Guanzi Hill (Guan Zi Ling). Get out of town with these interesting Kaohsiung side-trips: Wan Jin Church (in Wanluan) and An'png Kaitai Tianhou Palace (in Anping). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Caishan Natural Park, browse the different shops at Taroko Park, head outdoors with Ai He (Love River), and browse the collection at Kaohsiung Port Warehouse No. 2.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kaohsiung road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Taichung to Kaohsiung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Taichung in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Kaohsiung: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tainan, Scuba & Snorkeling, Fu'an Temple, Wan Jin Church
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The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling
Taroko Park ©
Taroko Park

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