11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

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11 days in Taiwan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + foot + train:  11​h
1
Hualien
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
New Taipei
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nantou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hengchun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kaohsiung
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Hualien

Hualien ©
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Hualien boasts a number of attractions, both natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Yun Shan Shuei Ecological Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chishingtan Scenic Area, then head outdoors with Taroko Gorge, and finally trek along Zuocang Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hualien trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hualien is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to New Taipei.

Things to do in Hualien

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
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Taroko Gorge ©
Taroko Gorge
Chishingtan Scenic Area ©
Chishingtan Scenic Area

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 4th (Mon): take a stroll through Ximending, see the interesting displays at National Palace Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, and finally browse the different shops at Taipei 101. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Trunk Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Shenao Elephant Trunk Rock, and finally explore the striking landscape at Yeh Liu Geo Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read New Taipei road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Hualien to New Taipei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nantou.

Things to do in New Taipei

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Taipei
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
National Palace Museum
National Palace Museum
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) ©
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Taipei 101 ©
Taipei 101

2
nights
Nantou

Nantou ©
Nantou provides good access to the cultural and natural sites of the surrounding county of the same name.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Wenwu Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Gaomei Wetland, then engage your brain at National Museum of Natural Science, then wander the streets of Rainbow Village Taichung, and finally stop by Mark Taiwan. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lugang Longshan Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Lugang Old Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Taichung Baptist Church, then explore the world behind art at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nantou holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from New Taipei to Nantou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Nantou are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Alishan.

Things to do in Nantou

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Taichung, Changhua
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wenwu Temple ©
Wenwu Temple
Gaomei Wetland ©
Gaomei Wetland
Rainbow Village Taichung ©
Rainbow Village Taichung

2
nights
Alishan

Alishan ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shun Bao Fu De Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shouzhen Temple, go for a walk through Alishan Shenmu Area, then walk around Alishan Jhaoping Park, then identify plant and animal life at Tanayiku, and finally examine the collection at Solar Exploration Center. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Alishan Museum, trek along Jyumu Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Alishan National Forest Recreation Area, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ciyun Temple, and finally snap pictures at Liujiadian Changshou Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alishan online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nantou to Alishan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hengchun.

Things to do in Alishan

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiayi County, Fenchihu Old Town
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Shun Bao Fu De Temple ©
Shun Bao Fu De Temple
Alishan Museum ©
Alishan Museum

1
night
Hengchun

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Fu'an Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Bay, then explore the ancient world of Hengchun Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Hengchun South Gate.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hengchun day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Alishan to Hengchun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kaohsiung.

Things to do in Hengchun

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Checheng
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fu'an Temple ©
Fu'an Temple
White Sand Bay ©
White Sand Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Seaside Park, then take in the exciting artwork at The Pier-2 Art Centre, and finally head outdoors with Ai He (Love River). Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) and then examine the collection at Chimei Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kaohsiung online trip builder .

You can drive from Hengchun to Kaohsiung in 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 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaohsiung

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tainan
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum ©
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Chimei Museum ©
Chimei Museum
The Pier-2 Art Centre ©
The Pier-2 Art Centre

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